Kalie Luckett

Date Approved


Degree Type

Open Access Senior Honors Thesis

Department or School


First Advisor

Natalie Dove, PhD

Second Advisor

Heather Janisse, PhD

Third Advisor

Ann R. Eisenberg, PhD


The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic health precautionary measures taken by individuals is an area of great interest in the field of psychology today because of the immense change to social dynamics, safety practices, and interpersonal relationships that occurred. This study looked at 125 U.S. participants and was able to find correlations between introversion/extroversion and the COVID-related precautions taken by individuals. The hypotheses for the study were supported by the data and introverts were more likely to continue taking health precautions throughout the pandemic, while extroverts in the study were less likely to want to continue to take health and safety precautions the longer the pandemic drew on. The question of how the COVID-19 pandemic has specifically affected the way that people interact socially with one another is of increasing interest and future research can answer more questions about the behaviors of people during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as strengthen the data findings of this survey.

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