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Taming Black Swans: Societal Psychology of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Future Global Crises. In M. Tripathy (Ed.)

Abstract

Black swans are a metaphor for low-probability and high-impact events that are unpredictable, and tend to shape history. The 21st century extraordinary societal situations, such as the major collective upheaval that represents the global COVID-19 pandemic, irrevocably shatter the common people’s universe. These global crises, characterized primarily by unprecedent complexity, pervasive layers of uncertainty and numerous misleading patterns elicit temporal breakdown in the course of individuals’ existences that lead to cognitive, emotional and behavioral shutdowns and disturbances. Therefore, human beings and societies tend to deploy various adaptive coping mechanisms to overcome these challenging circumstances. The loss of usual stable benchmarks and related transcendental damages caused to people and societies should be analysed by relevant and holistic multilevel approach proposed by societal social psychology. Indeed, the current chapter highlights the importance of multilevel analysis of the COVID-19 pandemic and other global crises, situated at four different levels, ranging from intra-personal to ideological levels of analysis. The primary importance of the multilevel analysis is to better seize “domino effects” of cascading consequences of global crises that allow to develop related strategic multilevel crisis management which is crucial for more resilient human beings and societies facing future uncertain times.
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hal-04301332 , version 1 (04-12-2023)

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Petra Pelletier. Taming Black Swans: Societal Psychology of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Future Global Crises. In M. Tripathy (Ed.). AkiNik Publications. Trends in Sociology, Psychology and Anthropology, Vol. 3, pp.15-29, 2023, ISBN 978-93-5570-202-9. ⟨hal-04301332⟩
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