Social BRIDGES: Society, psychology and behaviour during and post COVID-19 lockdown

The present COVID-19 pandemic is challenging each of us and society in unique ways. One positive outcome, however, is the extraordinary effort being made to try and bridge the physical gap as a result of lockdown measures. So too in academia, where international teams of researchers from universities and institutes across the globe are collaborating to try better understand the effect of self-isolation and distancing during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

We therefore invite you to a two-day virtual exchange event, Social BRIDGES (Building Research InterDisciplinary Groups through E-conferences). Join us on 22-24 July 2020 to hear about up-to-date research investigating how society, behaviour and psychology are being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Studies about the disruptive energies of the pandemic and the collective worldwide steps into the new normal will be presented in three main sections:


  • Individual behaviour during and after lockdown
  • Doing things together during and after lockdown
  • Mental health care: challenges and proposed solutions


The event features

  • keynote speeches by leading experts from psychological and psychology-related research fields
  • short presentations
  • workshops
  • an elevator pitch poster competition (prizes sponsored by Gorilla Experiment Builder)


The event activities will take place via Zoom and will also be recorded and made available via YouTube.

The online event is hosted by the Universität der Bundeswehr München.

Stay tuned for more information and programme updates!


Our communication rules

BRIDGES is committed to facilitating the exchange between established and early career researchers. Additionally, to counter a propensity to propagate at lightning speed the news we want to hear, we believe in clear, precise and accessible scientific communication to ensure that the results of our community’s output are communicated so as best to serve our public funders. To that end, a highlight of our e-conferences will be a competition, sponsored by Gorilla.


About SocialBRIDGES

SocialBRIDGES is the first in a series of e-Conferences hosted by the University of the Bundeswehr, Munich and actively supported by the following individuals:

Organising committee

Merle Fairhurst
Bahar Tuncgenc
Olga Lantukhova

Advisory Board

Francis McGlone
Martine van de Puyvelde
Domna Banakou
Ana Tajadura-Jiménez
Ophelia Deroy

Supported by following institutions:


Poster competition supporter


Conference proceedings supporter

Hosting of the upcoming conference manuscripts is supported by Frontiers in Psychology