Moral Emotions During COVID-19

Author: Daryl Cameron, Ph.D. , Eliana Hadjiandreou, B.A. , Stephen Anderson, M.A. , Julian A. Scheffer, M.A.

Article Topics: psychology, Pennsylvania, moral emotions As the COVID-19 pandemic is currently surging across the United States, and worldwide, individuals and institutions are debating what can and should be done to protect public health. When it comes to how we navigate this complex landscape, what is the role of how we feel, and how we choose to manage our feelings? At the current moment, with cases increasing in the state of Pennsylvania, how can we use our moral emotions productively? In this blog post, we discuss how people choose to have empathy and moralize mask-wearing in the context of COVID-19. The Role of Moral Emotion Regulation To…