The recent spread of COVID-19may have dramatic consequences formental health. As the present pandemic may imply an exposure to death or threatened death or serious physical injury, this situation involves a prolonged alert condition that can have significant psychological consequences on several levels (Greenberg et al., 2020). Besides the constant fear of being infected, other negative emotions may represent a serious issue for mental health. Shame and guilt are two distinct negative self-conscious emotions that can be triggered by the present pandemic. As evidenced by Tangney and colleagues (Tangney andDearing, 2002; Tracy et al., 2007) and by recent contributions (Cândea and Szentagotai-Tˇata, 2018), when shame and guilt are not properly recognized and managed, they are in various ways related with severe psychological symptoms that can become a serious threat for mental health. In the present paper, shame and guilt functioning is presented, and their relations with the current pandemic situation are discussed.

Cavalera, C., COVID-19 Psychological Implications: The Role of Shame and Guilt, <<FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY>>, 2020; 11 (11): N/A-N/A. [doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2020.571828] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/177829]

COVID-19 Psychological Implications: The Role of Shame and Guilt

Cavalera C.
2020

Abstract

The recent spread of COVID-19may have dramatic consequences formental health. As the present pandemic may imply an exposure to death or threatened death or serious physical injury, this situation involves a prolonged alert condition that can have significant psychological consequences on several levels (Greenberg et al., 2020). Besides the constant fear of being infected, other negative emotions may represent a serious issue for mental health. Shame and guilt are two distinct negative self-conscious emotions that can be triggered by the present pandemic. As evidenced by Tangney and colleagues (Tangney andDearing, 2002; Tracy et al., 2007) and by recent contributions (Cândea and Szentagotai-Tˇata, 2018), when shame and guilt are not properly recognized and managed, they are in various ways related with severe psychological symptoms that can become a serious threat for mental health. In the present paper, shame and guilt functioning is presented, and their relations with the current pandemic situation are discussed.
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Cavalera, C., COVID-19 Psychological Implications: The Role of Shame and Guilt, <>, 2020; 11 (11): N/A-N/A. [doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2020.571828] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/177829]
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