It’s the thought that counts: Study finds self-reflection can lead to reduced COVID-19 risk for the public – CTV

Nov. 22, 2022

A recent study found people who take a moment to consider how their actions can contribute to the further spread of COVID-19 instead of acting impulsively would almost always take into consideration the well-being of the public.

A study conducted by the University of Colorado has found that when people reflected on what consequences could stem from their actions in the height of the pandemic, they almost always cared about the public’s well-being and considered what risks they could be exposing others to.

Researchers questioned nearly 13,000 people from the U.S., U.K., Austria, Singapore, Israel, Italy and Sweden. In August of 2020, the participants were asked about three hypothetical scenarios and what they valued more in those situations; the health of others or the need for social gatherings?

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