Psicología desde el Caribe, Vol 38 No 1: Enero - abril 2021

Tamaño de la letra:  Pequeña  Mediana  Grande

Publications in Psychology Related to the COVID-19: A Bibliometric Analysis

Danilo Zambrano, Daniela Serrato Alvarez, Oscar Javier Galindo Caballero


The new strain of a virus in the coronavirus family, COVID-19, generated a pandemic that changed the dynamics of the entire world. Since its inception, there have been discussions about the effects on mental health that isolation and social distancing can generate. To investigate the publications that have been made in psychology related to COVID-19, a bibliometric analysis was performed in the SCOPUS database in the psychology collection. We obtained 223 articles published in the first half of 2020. The results show that the studies are focused on the effects of the pandemic on mental health. Specifically, most of the studies are related to anxiety and depression and most of these studies were conducted in China. Furthermore, we discuss some limitations of the study regarding the social and intellectual structure of the articles retrieved. Finally, we suggest that future studies should explore how to promote or persuade individuals to comply with social distancing measures and to develop research focused on the effects of the pandemic on academic performance, job stress, job performance, marital satisfaction, sexual behaviour, among other phenomena.

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bibliometric analysis, COVID-19, Psychology, Mental Health

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