While the coronavirus and subsequent mass quarantines reveal gaping holes in our knowledge, the pandemic also provides scientists with a huge chunk of research material in fields as wide ranging as epidemiology, sociology, psychology, biology, engineering and economics.
Aversion to unknown foods allowed us to avoid toxic foods in the course of our evolution. Now that food is in abundance, food neophobia may make switching to a healthier diet difficult, says psychologist Dr. Klaudia Modlińska from the Institute of Psychology of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
Mass destruction agent threats in shopping centres are being analysed by scientists from Poland, Slovakia, Spain and Finland. Biologists and specialists in many fields are developing a system to protect food against contamination, predict the most likely scenarios of terrorist attacks and prepare recommendations, including training for employees of large-format stores.
How can people from majority groups behave in contact with people different from them - towards minority groups, e.g. immigrants or homosexuals,? Researchers from various research centres, including Faculty of Psychology of the University of Warsaw attempted to answer this question.