Keeping the kids home : Increasing concern for others in times of crisis

Faculty/Professorship: Personality Psychology and Psychological Assessment  ; General Psychology and Methodology  
Author(s): Leder, Johannes  ; Schütz, Astrid  ; Pastukhov, Alexander  
Publisher Information: Bamberg : Otto-Friedrich-Universität
Year of publication: 2023
Pages: 27-39
Source/Other editions: Social Psychology, 24 (2023), 1-2, S. 27-39 . - ISSN: 2151-2590
is version of: 10.1027/1864-9335/a000463
Year of first publication: 2023
Language(s): English
Licence: Creative Commons - CC BY-NC-ND - Attribution - NonCommercial - NoDerivatives 4.0 International 
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-irb-588141
During the COVID-19 pandemic, social consequences in day-to-day decisions might not have been salient to the decider and thus egoistic. How can prosocial intentions be increased? In an experimental vignette study with N = 206, we compared the likelihood that parents send sick children to kindergarten after four interventions (general information about COVID-19, empathy, reflection of consequences via mental simulation, and control group). Independent of the intervention, empathic concern with individuals who were affected by COVID-19 and the salience of social consequences were high. The reported likelihood of sending a sick child to kindergarten was somewhat reduced in the control group and even more reduced in the reflection and empathy group, but not in the information group.
GND Keywords: COVID-19-Pandemie; Eltern; Kindergarten; Prosoziales Verhalten
Keywords: COVID-19, prosocial intentions, empathy, crisis, mental simulation
DDC Classification: 150 Psychology  
RVK Classification: CV 4600   
Type: Article
Release Date: 30. March 2023
Project: Open-Access-Publikationskosten 2022 - 2024

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