Psychology of Pandemics Network
The PsyPan Network comprises mental health scientists, clinicians, and trainees from universities throughout Canada and the United States. Our network is led by Dr. Gordon Asmundson (University of Regina) and Dr. Steven Taylor (University of British Columbia).
Our mission is to provide an evidence-based knowledge hub that facilitates understanding of the role that psychological factors play in pandemics in order to meet the information needs of health-care scientists and professionals, decision-makers, and the public.
We are currently completing several studies in Canada and the U.S. to help better understand the psychology of pandemics, like COVID-19.
Through our research, we are compiling publications and resources to provide information about COVID-19 and pandemics to our colleagues, decision-makers, and the public.
Below are two anonymous online screening tools provided to help identify symptoms of COVID-19-related stress and general distress. These tools are intended to educate and are not designed to provide a clinical diagnosis. An accurate diagnosis for anxiety and stress and trauma-related conditions, which may include extreme distress in response to COVID-19, can only be made by a qualified, registered, and licensed mental health professional after a complete and comprehensive evaluation.
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Interviews and videos about the psychological impacts of COVID-19
The Psychology of Post-Pandemic Life – Why You Might Feel Anxious About Re-Entry
An Interview with Dr. Steven Taylor
What are Some of the Mental Health Related Issues Arising from This Pandemic?
The World has Changed: Evaluating the COVID-19 Stress Syndrome
Coronavirus Q&A with Dr. Michael Curry and Author Steven Taylor
The Psychology of Pandemics
Do Pandemics Drive Us Together or Apart?
The Psychology of a Pandemic with Dr. Gordon Asmundson
TELUS Talks - The Psychology of a Pandemic: Dr. Steven Taylor
A Conversation on the Psychology of Pandemics with Dr. Steven Taylor
The Psychology of Pandemics and Life in a Post-pandemic World - One Hour @ UBC
Dr Steven Taylor Talks About the Psychology of Pandemics
In the Media
Articles older than 3 months can be found in the Archived News Articles below.
Archived News Articles