Special Seminar Series - Part Three: Psychology Perspective
Time and location
Wednesday, 7 October 2020
11am - 12.15pm
Venue TBC, AUT City Campus
About the presenter
Chris Krägeloh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Auckland University of Technology. His current research interests are psychometrics, quality of life research, outcome measurement, language planning, terminology, mindfulness, and investigating psychosocial factors in social robotics. He is a founding member of the New Zealand World Health Organisation Quality of Life Group, which is involved in projects in a wide range of health and educational settings.
While governments around the world continue to work out how best to tackle the health crisis brought about by COVID-19, research has also started to investigate what psychological reactions people may have to the pandemic. A number of questionnaires have been developed to assess pandemic-related aspects of anxiety and fear. Gradually, a clearer picture is emerging about the role of these variables in motivating relevant health-promoting behaviours. Specific challenges to mental health will also need to be addressed in future research.