Under the spell of SARS-CoV-2: A closer look at the sociopolitical dynamics

Khetrapal, Neha and Khera, Gunjan (2021) Under the spell of SARS-CoV-2: A closer look at the sociopolitical dynamics. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, 43 (2): 69. pp. 1-4. ISSN 3919714

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Sitting on the fine line between pathogen ‘transmissibility’ and ‘severity’, the Behavioural Immune System (BIS) is responsible for activating behaviours that minimise infection risks and maximise ftness. To achieve self-preservation, the BIS also fuels social and political attitudes. We aim to explain societal changes that may be sparked by COVID-19 by highlighting links between human evolutionary history and our psychological faculties mediated by the BIS.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Authoritarianism | Pandemic | Self-preservation | Social and political changes
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Social Sciences (General)
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences
Depositing User: Mr. Syed Anas
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2021 14:38
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2022 09:41
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40656-021-00427-1
URI: https://pure.jgu.edu.in/id/eprint/138


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