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The Psychological Science Accelerator's COVID-19 rapid-response dataset.

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Forscher, Patrick S  ORCID logo
Pavlacic, Jeffrey M 


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Psychological Science Accelerator coordinated three large-scale psychological studies to examine the effects of loss-gain framing, cognitive reappraisals, and autonomy framing manipulations on behavioral intentions and affective measures. The data collected (April to October 2020) included specific measures for each experimental study, a general questionnaire examining health prevention behaviors and COVID-19 experience, geographical and cultural context characterization, and demographic information for each participant. Each participant started the study with the same general questions and then was randomized to complete either one longer experiment or two shorter experiments. Data were provided by 73,223 participants with varying completion rates. Participants completed the survey from 111 geopolitical regions in 44 unique languages/dialects. The anonymized dataset described here is provided in both raw and processed formats to facilitate re-use and further analyses. The dataset offers secondary analytic opportunities to explore coping, framing, and self-determination across a diverse, global sample obtained at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, which can be merged with other time-sampled or geographic data.


Funder: Amazon Web Services (AWS) Imagine Grant

Funder: Kingston University (Kingston University, London); doi:

Funder: Association Nationale de la Recherche et de la Technologie (National Association for Research and Technology); doi:

Funder: Association Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique and Pacifica (CIFRE grant 2017/0245)

Funder: PRIMUS/20/HUM/009

Funder: UID/PSI/03125/2019 from the Portuguese National Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT).

Funder: PSA research grant ($285.59) for the PSACR projects data collection

Funder: The work of Dmitrii Dubrov was supported within the framework of the Basic Research Program at HSE University, RF

Funder: Agentúra na podporu výskumu a vývoja (Slovak Research and Development Agency) - APVV-17-0596

Funder: Progres Q18, Charles University

Funder: JSPS KAKENHI Grant Numbers JP18K12015 and JP20H04581

Funder: National Science Centre, Poland (2019/35/B/HS6/00528)

Funder: Slovak Research and Development Agency - APVV-17-0596

Funder: Huo Family Foundation

Funder: The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science KAKENHI [19K14370]

Funder: The Institute of Psychology, Jagiellonian University

Funder: Program FUTURE LEADER of Lorraine Université d’Excellence within the program Investissements Avenir (ANR-15-IDEX-04-LUE) operated by the French National Research Agency

Funder: Rubicon grant (019.183SG.007) from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO)

Funder: Australian Research Council (DP180102384)

Funder: HSE University Basic Research Program

Funder: Horizon 2020 grant 964728 (JITSUVAX) from the European Commission and was supported by a United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI) Research Fellowship grant ES/V011901/1

Funder: Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Funder: Dominican University Faculty Support Grant

Funder: FONDECYT 1221538

Funder: Vicerrectoria de Investigaciones, Uniandes

Funder: Statutory funds of the Institute of Psychology, University of Wroclaw

Funder: University of Desarrollo, Faculty of Psychology

Funder: IDN Being Human Lab (University of Wrocław)

Funder: ANID - Fondecyt 1201513


Humans, Adaptation, Psychological, COVID-19, Health Behavior, Pandemics, Surveys and Questionnaires

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