Professor Arie W. Kruglanski is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Maryland, and co-founder and senior investigator at the National Center for the Study of Terrorism and the Response to Terrorism (START), USA. He is recipient of numerous awards, and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society. His work in the domains of human judgment and decision-making, the motivation-cognition interface, group and intergroup processes, the psychology of human goals, and the social psychological aspects of terrorism has been disseminated in over 400 articles, chapters and books, and has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health, Deutsche Forschungs Gemeineschaft, the Ford Foundation, and the Israeli Academy of Science.
Scientist: Arie Kruglanksi
How the coronavirus pandemic is changing us
These stressful and unprecedented circumstances we are living in due to the current pandemic have a deep internal effect on us, which is altering who we are as individuals, our relationships with others, and how we perceive our place in society. Even our brain's hippocampus may have shrunk — but are these changes in our brains and behaviour short-term effects or could they change us and society more profoundly?