By Jolanda Jetten, Stephen D. Reicher, S. Alexander Haslam & Tegan Cruwys

Social Science Space, an imprint of SAGE Publishing

COVID-19 has disrupted almost every aspect of our society in early-2020, and in doing so has affected almost every person on the planet.

As governments scramble to deal with the health, social and economic fallout the over-riding message has been clear: Together Apart covereveryone is responsible for controlling the spread of COVID-19 and protecting the vulnerable.

This new book includes contributions from a broad range of experts who examine the psychology of social distancing: not only how to influence individual and group behaviour, but understanding what sort of psychology will help or hinders our efforts.

The aim of the book is to understand and contribute to global efforts to address COVID-19 by bringing in the most relevant insights and research from social identity theory to provide a comprehensive and integrated analysis of the psychology of COVID-19.


Uncorrected manuscript available now as a free ebook

Given the importance of the issues concerned, SAGE Publishing has made the unusual decision to make the uncorrected manuscript available for immediate download as a free e-book here (as of 26 May, 2020). The edited manuscript will be available in hard copy and as an ebook later in June.


About the Authors

Jolanda Jetten FASSA is an ARC Australian Laureate Fellow and Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Queensland. She was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia in 2019.

Steve Reicher FBA FRSE is Professor of Social Psychology at the University of St Andrews in the Fife, Scotland.
Alex Haslam is an ARC Australian Laureate Fellow and Professor of Social and Organisational Psychology at the University of Queensland. His research focuses on group and identity processes in organisational, social and clinical settings.
Tegan Cruwys is an ARC DECRA Fellow at the Australian National University. Her research focuses on social and community psychology.