A psychologist’s guide to changing the minds of anti-maskers

While the world is eagerly awaiting the COVID-19 vaccine, wearing masks has become more or less mandatory globally to help prevent the outbreak. Although many people wear masks and follow public health advice, Some rebels And argues that he has been masked against his will.

With the wearing of masks and social disturbances, it is down to the individual to decide whether to comply with it, yet what is not affecting is not straightforward. Demographic factors such as Income level, political affiliation, And Gender Are all people connected that people like to wear masks and keep socially distance.

However, psychology can go some way to explain why behavioral differences occur. Previous research has shown that psychological factors such as a person’s Risk perception And Leaning towards risky behavior Effect of adherence to health practices. This is now seen in the current epidemic.

One pre study (Yet being peer reviewed) have shown that a greater propensity for risky decision-making goes hand-in-hand with being less likely to wear a mask or maintain social distance. In Another piece of researchRisk perceptions of COVID-19 are cited as a driver regardless of how socially distance people are.

And there may be another psychological explanation: the occurrence of “Psychological response”. This is where people recognize that they have the freedom to behave and experience negative feelings when they are a threat to such freedom, and therefore be motivated to reestablish it.

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