On the Psychology of Toilet Paper (SARS-CoV-2/COVID19): the Case for Disjunctive Reasoning

Peter Österberg, PhD

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In this post, based on the principle of Disjunctive reasoning, I will add new information along the way. Revisit for updates. In the wake of the spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) which causes Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a new [global trend] has been spotted: people, en masse, are buying toilet paper. For example, in England, three people have been arrested after dozens of stolen toilet rolls were discovered in a van. In Helsinki, the capital of Finland, people are leaving supermarket shelves empty as they stockpile hand sanitizer, soap, and toilet paper. Why?
Original languageEnglish
Publication Year23 Mar 2020
Publication statusPublished - 23 Mar 2020
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

Fields of Science

  • 515 Psychology

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