[CogSci] Retrospective Perceptions of COVID-19 Societal Change (5-10-minute survey) - Academic opinions needed!

Igor Grossmann igrossma at uwaterloo.ca
Mon Oct 26 06:36:42 PDT 2020

Dear colleagues,

As the world continues coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, many journalists and political pundits are wondering about the societal and psychological changes that have happened since the beginning of the current crisis. To get a better picture of how researchers think about pandemic-related cultural change that have unfolded so far, we designed a short 5-10 min survey asking social scientists (faculty and graduate students) about their perceptions of these changes in the last six months. After collecting the data, we hope to provide a summary to interested scientists and the general public.

Several months ago, we sent similar surveys asking about predictions, now we are interested in retrospective perceptions of societal change in the US. If you participated in prior surveys, we'd truly appreciate your participation again.


Should you have any questions about participating in this survey, you can contact me at igrossma at uwaterloo.ca<mailto:igrossma at uwaterloo.ca>
This study has been reviewed and received ethics clearance through a University of Waterloo Research Ethics Committee (ORE #42123).

COVID-19 Tournament of the Forecasting Collaborative
For a separate project, my colleagues and I are inviting academics to join the Forecasting Collaborative to generate numerical forecasts based on general intuition, theory, or data (e.g., models) over the next 12 months. We are interested in the following variables: life satisfaction, affective well-being, political polarization and ideology, implicit/explicit bias towards Asian and African Americans, and gender-career bias.  Tournament participants qualify for authorship on the resulting publication.
This study has been reviewed and received ethics clearance through a University of Waterloo Research Ethics Committee (ORE #42142).

The Phase II of the Forecasting Tournament opens November 15th. More info here:

Enter your information here to receive more details: https://predictions.uwaterloo.ca/tournament/

Best wishes and stay safe!

Igor Grossmann, Ph.D.
Director, Wisdom and Culture Laboratory
Associate Editor, Social Psychological and Personality Science

Co-host of the On Wisdom Podcast

Associate Professor of Psychology
University of Waterloo, Canada
CV http://bit.ly/IgorG


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