• The COVID-19 pandemic: how can risk science help? 

      Aven, Terje; Bouder, Frederic Emmanuel (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020-04)
      This paper reflects on how risk science, with its concepts, principles, approaches, methods and models, can support the actual assessments, communication and handling of the vulnerabilities and risks related to the Coronavirus ...
    • Emotional Eating in Relation to Worries and Psychological Distress Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Population-Based Survey on Adults in Norway 

      Bemanian, Mitra; Mæland, Silje; Blomhoff, Rune; Rabben, Åsgeir Kjetland; Arnesen, Erik Kristoffer; Skogen, Jens Christoffer; Fadnes, Lars Thore (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020-12)
      Population-based studies have revealed a high occurrence of self-reported psychological distress symptoms during the early phases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Stress and negative affect can lead to ...
    • Fear of the coronavirus and the stock markets 

      Lyocsa, Stefan; Baumöhl, Eduard; Vyrost, Tomas; Molnar, Peter (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020-08)
      Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, stock markets around the world have experienced unprecedented declines amid high uncertainty. In this paper, we use Google search volume activity as a gauge of panic and fear. ...
    • Unusual purchasing behavior during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic: The stimulus-organism-response approach 

      Laato, Samuli; Islam, A. K. M. Najmul; Farooq, Ali; Dhir, Amandeep (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-07)
      During the COVID-19 pandemic, unusual consumer behavior, such as hoarding toilet paper, was reported globally. We investigated this behavior when fears of consumer market disruptions started circulating, to capture human ...