Hein Kaiser
6 minute read
12 Feb 2021
9:00 am

The psychology of lockdown

Hein Kaiser

The Covid-19 lockdowns have affected many peoples lives, not just socially and economically, but mentally too.

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It has been almost a year of Covid-19 lockdown with varying degrees of restrictions, regulations en-masse and a wave of socio-economic change that has seen many of us sink or swim and otherwise, simply treading water and hoping that it would all go away sooner rather than later. There is going to be a new normal, but, with sustained uncertainty and goalposts moving almost daily, says clinical psychologist Jeanine Lamusse, it is almost impossible to say what it is going to look like. “It has been an incredibly difficult time for people,” says Lamusse, “and I have seen so many...