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COVID-19 and Prosocial coping: Writing about Daily Events

COVID-19 Research Area(s): Mental Health & Wellbeing, Social Impacts

Two experimental studies aim to examine the effects of prosocial coping behavior on affect, interpersonal perceptions, and stress regulation, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, study 1 examines how engaging in prosocial act (i.e., giving support) influences stress regulation. Study 2 examines how watching news about others' prosocial coping behaviors (e.g., volunteering) influences stress coping processes, in comparison to watching news about self-focused behaviours (e.g., stockpiling).