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BioImpacts. 2021;11(3): 165-167.
doi: 10.34172/bi.2021.30
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COVID-19

Editorial

Phenomenology of human collective consciousness confronting COVID-19: The trace of the pandemic in the humane mind

Alireza Farnam 1,2* ORCID logo

1 Faculty of Medicine, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
2 Research Center of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran

Abstract

No nation is protected against the damages of COVID-19 and this disease seems to be changing the global collective consciousness, taking humans to the deepest conflict of "to be or not to be" - a "life or death" situation! The characteristic feature of the upcoming years in the expanded global collective consciousness seems to be “existential anxiety”, and human beings from various societies will deal with the existential issues more explicitly. Coping with existential anxiety could not be acquired merely by mental knowledge alone, and this ability must be acquired by going through mental growth and transcendence and find the ability to help people flourish themselves.
Keywords: COVID-19 pandemic, Social psychanalysis, Existential anxiety, Mental growth
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Submitted: 25 Aug 2020
Accepted: 06 Sep 2020
ePublished: 21 Jan 2021
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