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Psychosocial stress and risk assessment  during the COVID-19 pandemic: Some  preliminary thoughts

Milanko Čabarkapa1 Teodora Safiye2* Medo Gutić2,3
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1 Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
2 Facuty of Medical Sciences, University of Kragujevac, Kragujevac, Serbia
3 Health Center “Dr. Branko Zogović,” Plav, Montenegro
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Abstract

Human life and activities are associated with risk, as risk is inherent in all forms of human existence and action. Risk is regarded as a phenomenological variable considering how people perceive it, especially during a crisis they experience. This paper discusses the characteristics of human behavior in a crisis, with an emphasis on hazard perception and risk assessment, for the purpose of understanding people’s decisions and adaptation before, during, and after a crisis. The discussion focuses on the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic.

Keywords
Psychosocial stress
Risk assessment
Health crisis
COVID-19
Serbia
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