27 April 2020

Our Corona discipline is under pressure

A sunny weekend led to bans and fines - and warnings that last month's efforts may be wasted - if people don't keep their distance. The behavior of the Danes is a big joker in the Corona crisis. The question then is whether it is rules, psychology or the weather that guide our actions - and for how long will and can the population sacrifice their freedom?

Professor at SODAS and the Department of Psychology Robert Böhm tried to answer this puzzled question in Deadline yesterday. He says that a strong indicator is personality differences. So, people with more empathy towards the vulnerable will act differently than people with less empathy towards these groups of society.