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Sociological and Psychological Perspective on Spread of COVID 19 Virus: A Study on Philosophical Paradigms

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V. K. Kurukulaarachchi ,

CINEC Campus, LK
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Faculty of Humanities & Education
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H. A. Siriwardhana,

ESOFT Metro Campus, LK
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J. P. Wesley

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Abstract

Sociological and psychological perspectives shape and tune the behaviors of individuals. The Philosophical assumptions integrated in these perspectives are highlighted to be key underlying bases to which determine the reality social sciences. Therefore, having a close concentration on Sociological and psychological perspectives on the spread of the COVID-19 Virus through a philosophical standpoint would allow a deeper notion to realize core of the virus spread. However, these philosophical assumptions are underrated within the research fields limiting it to academics. Further, analyzing into this world pandemic is required to realize the entangled outcomes. This paper discusses results of an archival study conducted through a systematic review of literature. A series of ontological and epistemological reveals of social sciences within the sociological and psychological perspectives related to the spread of the COVID-19 virus is stated. A key reveal is that both sociological and psychological research paradigms are balanced within both interpretive and realist studies. However, a tendency towards scoping the research within natural sciences was visible. Which is identified as the requirement of statistical data to justify into socially constructed phenomena howsoever through a technical-rational stance within the society. It was revealed that the citizens feel apathetic on quantified findings as the psychological findings weren’t interpreted in simple language. This answered the low number of psychology-based research in comparison to multitiered sociological studies. Therefore, the study is concluded encouraging the readers to understand the importance of philosophical paradigms of research in realizing the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
How to Cite: Kurukulaarachchi VK, Siriwardhana HA, Wesley JP. Sociological and Psychological Perspective on Spread of COVID 19 Virus: A Study on Philosophical Paradigms. CINEC Academic Journal. 2022;5(2):52–60. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/caj.v5i2.110
Published on 07 Sep 2022.
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