Psychology & Corona
Composition of expert group
Migration, Diversity, Inequality, Stigma, Youth minorities, Identity, Solidarity, Prosociality
Karen Phalet is Full Professor of Social Psychology at KU Leuven since 2006. She is also a senior research fellow of the European Research Centre On Migration and Ethnic Relations (Ercomer) at Utrecht University. She studies social behavior – how people think, feel and act in social interactions, relationships and groups – through the lens of cultural diversity and social inequality. Her academic research examines dynamics of group identities/boundaries and cross-group ties/networks in European migration contexts -- with a view to explaining migration-related inequities, exclusions, stigma and promoting minority wellbeing, success and collective action for social change. Related to the pandemic, she is involved in ongoing cross-national research on school closures and educational inequalities, precarity and solidarity in refugee and migrant communities, and prosociality in response to global threat.
Expert in the press
"Slaan de maatregelen te ver door?" - NWS
"Wintertijd en corona: hoe komen we de kortere, koudere dagen door?" - NWS
"Psychologen geven tips voor vakantie in coronatijd"- Radio 1