PsyCorona: A World of Reactions to COVID-19: How an online data visualization tool reports data from an international psychological survey

Jannis Kreienkamp*, Max Agostini, Joshua Krause, Pontus Leander, PsyCorona Collaboration

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The purpose of this data visualization tool is twofold. First, it serves as a resource for researchers, analysts, and practitioners to understand people’s thoughts, feelings, and responses to the coronavirus as well as the extraordinary societal measures taken against it. Such knowledge could provide pilot data for researchers, inform current policies to contain the pandemic, or help society prepare for similar events in the future. Second, it serves as a test case for how psychological scientists can use data visualization to engage the public and share results with respondents. Tens of thou-sands of respondents invested time and effort to share their experiences, and the app affords them access and agency over the data as well as an interactive experience of how data can be used.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-45
Number of pages6
JournalAPS Observer
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Nov-2020


  • Covid
  • Coronavirus
  • Visualization
  • Open Science
  • Psychology
  • Behavioral change
  • Affect
  • Cognition
  • Cultural differences
  • Pandemic

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