Lockdown is a psychological pressure cooker, data shows
SA is in a ‘moment of psychological crisis’, according to a recent survey
SA is in a state of psychological crisis as a result of the extended Covid-19 lockdown.
This is according to the online multilingual Covid-19 Democracy Survey by the University of Johannesburg (UJ) and the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), conducted in April and May.
Dr Ben Roberts, chief research specialist on developmental, capable and ethical state division at the HSRC, agreed with the sentiment that the response to Covid-19 is one of the biggest psychological experiments in the world...