Moral Decision-Making, Stress, and Social Cognition (1 CE)
Number of Credits: 1
This course is for: Clinical Psychologist, Counselors
Course By: Tracey Thomas, PsyD
Content By: Mazza, M., Attanasio, M., Pino, M.C., Masedu, F., Tiberti, S., Sario, M., & Valenti, M. (2020). Moral decision-making, stress, and social cognition in frontline workers vs. population groups during the COVID-19 pandemic: An explorative study. Frontiers in Psychology, 11(588159). https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.588159
Course Description: March 2020 signified a significant change in the lives of the entire Italian population with the COVID-19 lockdown. COVID created psychological, moral, social, and economic problems throughout the world. The researchers examined people's moral decision-making during the pandemic. The researchers conducted two studies by using the first study to provide information for the second study. The researchers examined the moral decision-making, stress perception level, and mentalizing ability of university students, front-line and second-line workers during phase one of the lockdown. In contrast, phase two compared the results of the participants to healthcare providers and public safety personnel. Front-line workers support pragmatic solutions for the good of all. Healthcare providers were more stressed and emotionally involved. The study benefits skilled professionals working with front-line workers and health care professionals to prevent distress and mental health issues.
- Identify the two research questions investigated in the presented study.
- Identify three key findings presented by the researchers.
- Identify two limitations of the presented study and consider those limitations in the context of future research in this area.
- Read and understand the article, Moral decision-making, stress, and social cognition in frontline workers vs. population groups during the COVID-19 pandemic: An explorative study
- Review the Course Description and Learning Objectives
- Work through the post-test questions; the answers to the questions should be derived from the respective article
- Review the article for further clarification, if needed
- Return to the article for clarification regarding moral decisions, stress, and social cognition, or for any missed questions
|Board Approvals||American Psychological Association (APA), NBCC, Florida Board - Social Work, MFT, Counseling, and Psychology, NYSED - Social Work, MFT and Counseling Only, American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders|
|CE Format||Online, Text-Based|