Abstract-1 (Oct 2020) Vineet Gairola

Pedagogy of Learning, Vol. 6 (4) October 2020, pp. 01-07


COVID-19 turned Upside Down: A Psychological Perspective

Vineet Gairola, Former Adjunct Faculty of Psychology, Ambedkar University Delhi, India. E-mail: vineetworkz@gmail.com

Prabhat Kumar Mishra, Ph.D., Professor, DEPFE, National Council of Educational Research and Training, New Delhi, India.  

DOI: 10.46704/pol.2020.v06i04.001

Corresponding Author: Vineet Gairola


            Only little is known about COVID-19 which is now playing its engulfing function in terms of devouring global health, resulting in a crisis that is as novel as the novel Coronavirus strain itself. Both, the structure and function of COVID-19 have been documented and further research is in progress to fill the lacuna. With significant levels of globalization, COVID-19 spreads rapidly around the globe. Masses are hoping for a vaccine as their ultimate object of liberation. People are talking about crashing economy, but what about the crash of humans from their being? Here, a biological, psychological, and psychoanalytic understanding of COVID-19 is investigated. The impact of physical isolation has been documented, but mental isolation remains an uncharted space. The psychological trace-the paleontological psychic trauma of experiencing a pandemic as a witnessing subject is not much talked about. This effort is to open the paths to understanding COVID-19 which may seem pathless at first. An intra and interdisciplinary unison of psychiatry, psychology, and psychoanalysis is emphasized. Furthermore, yoga and meditation for strengthening both physical and psychological immunity along with facilitating the acceptance of psychological impact which is unregistered in the minds of a large population is elucidated.

Keywords: COVID-19, Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychoanalysis, Yoga, Meditation.