Anxiety and Emotions of COVID-19: The Emotional Underpinnings of Dealing with the Corona Virus Disease
Dr Geoffrey Wango, Prof. Gidraph Wairire, and Dr Charles Kimamo

By incorporating emotionality, this paper proposes to enrich cognitive informationprocessing among the general public in times of crisis as evident in COVID-19. Two distinct emotionalresponses namely fear and anxiety with sufficient enthusiasm profoundly influences our behaviour and responses towards the disease. Fear because the threat of the coronavirus disease is real, and anxiety because of the novelty that stimulates our utmost attentiontoward COVID-19. The anxiety powerfully influences preferencesand stimulates our involvementin the COVID-19 health and wellness campaign.The discussion enhancesa phenomenological theoretical perspective concerning cognitiveand emotionalprocessesas mutually engagedand in turn supportive as countries and the public adopt various intervention measures aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The discussions demonstrate the cognitive information process and fathoms out how people can appropriately practice emotions as tools towards dealing with the fear and anxiety of COVID-19.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jpbs.v8n2a1