Why people won’t avoid each other? Former UWGB Prof. Gurung talks to USA Today
Regan Gurung, the director of Oregon State University’s psychology program (former award-winning faculty member at UW-Green Bay) and an expert in social psychology, said there are three factors at play in Americans’ decision to ignore CDC recommendations. US coronavirus map: Tracking the outbreak. First, Gurung said, there’s a lack of information about both the virus and what “social distancing” actually is. “It conjures up ideas,” he explained. “Some people think, ‘OK, no school, let’s have a play date!’ Well, that’s not social distancing.” Mixed messages from state and federal governments add to confusion, allowing individuals to pick who they want to listen to, he said. Read more at the source: Coronavirus and social distancing: Why people won’t avoid each other.