Here are the top research priorities for society’s recovery from COVID-19 pandemic

A recent study released in the British Journal of Psychology has laid out several key areas of research to implement in a post-COVID-19 society.

Conducted by the University of Leeds, a team of researchers there outlined seven key areas which include the following “mental health, behavior change and adherence, work, education, children and families, physical health and the brain, and social cohesion and connectedness.”

Those key areas were established by surveying more than 500 psychological researchers in May 2020.

“The research priorities were informed by an expert panel convened by the British Psychological Society that reflects the breadth of the discipline; a wider advisory panel with international input; and a survey of 539 psychological scientists conducted early in May 2020,” according to the findings.

“In this position paper, we have set out seven research priority domains in which psychological science, its methods, approaches, and interventions can be harnessed in order to help governments, policymakers, national health services, education sectors, economies, individuals, and families recover from COVID‐19,” the co-authors asserted in their report.

“We call on psychological scientists to work collaboratively with other scientists in order to address the research questions outlined, refine them and to adopt multidisciplinary working practices that combine different disciplinary approaches.”

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