This paper provides the author's assessment of the nature of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic crisis as of the period from mid-March to mid-April 2020. This analysis at this early stage of this crisis does not aim to offer specific predictions regarding how this emergency will continue to evolve or ultimately end. Instead, it documents key themes and issues that have developed during the earliest phase of the crisis and it utilizes known select points from the preexisting scientific literature in order to provide insight into some of the core issues that psychologists and other social scientists (in particular) will likely strive to investigate in the coming months and years. Issues involving loss, mental health, prosocial and destructive social behavior, and social, economic, and political matters are particularly highlighted.
Journal of Loss & Trauma
Eric Miller (2020). The COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis: The Loss and Trauma Event of Our Time. Journal of Loss & Trauma 25(6-7) 560-572. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/15325024.2020.1759217. Retrieved from https://oaks.kent.edu/covid19ksu/covid-19-pandemic-crisis-loss-and-trauma-event-our-time