The Role of Optimism in Responding to Covid-19


Optimism is a psychological phenomenon that influences many areas of life, optimistic individuals always look positively on every event in life. The Covid-19 pandemic has brought many changes to human life, virus which in some cases is deadly and spreads in short time. This article is a literature study assessing the role of optimism in responses to the Covid-19 pandemic. The results and discussion showed that optimism had a good impact on individuals, reducing anxiety and fear, but optimism must lead to positive behavior as well, do not let individual optimism override all policies and protocols to prevent the spread of viruses.

Keywords: COVID-19, Pandemic, Optimism

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