Psychology of Disaster Preparedness. Mishra, S. and Mazumdar, S. Ecopsychology, 7(4):211–223, December, 2015.
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Natural and human-caused disasters disturb the social-ecological system and result in much pain, death, harm, and property and environmental destruction. How do humans prepare for and cope with disasters? Psychological adaptation to disasters has been an interesting area of research for psychologists. This non-empirical study examines the psychological literature relevant to disaster preparedness with the objective of answering the above question and describing what has been studied. Delineated here are individual characteristics; psychological qualities; reaction to risk and hazard; effects of knowledge, experience, and action; environmental considerations and effects; and social and cultural factors. Theories of threat response and disaster preparedness are also depicted. The concluding discussion briefly summarizes the contributions, notes areas and questions that could gain from inquiry, notes how these could be useful both for psychologists and persons affected by disasters, calls for cross-boundary research, and calls for recognition of disasters, their effects, and disaster preparation as important areas of ecopsychology. Key Words: Disasters—Disaster preparedness—Psychological factors—Environment—Hazard—Place attachment—Human-environment interaction—Psychology of environmental destruction.
@article{mishra_psychology_2015,
	title = {Psychology of {Disaster} {Preparedness}},
	volume = {7},
	issn = {1942-9347},
	url = {http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/eco.2015.0006},
	doi = {10.1089/eco.2015.0006},
	abstract = {Natural and human-caused disasters disturb the social-ecological system and result in much pain, death, harm, and property and environmental destruction. How do humans prepare for and cope with disasters? Psychological adaptation to disasters has been an interesting area of research for psychologists. This non-empirical study examines the psychological literature relevant to disaster preparedness with the objective of answering the above question and describing what has been studied. Delineated here are individual characteristics; psychological qualities; reaction to risk and hazard; effects of knowledge, experience, and action; environmental considerations and effects; and social and cultural factors. Theories of threat response and disaster preparedness are also depicted. The concluding discussion briefly summarizes the contributions, notes areas and questions that could gain from inquiry, notes how these could be useful both for psychologists and persons affected by disasters, calls for cross-boundary research, and calls for recognition of disasters, their effects, and disaster preparation as important areas of ecopsychology. Key Words: Disasters—Disaster preparedness—Psychological factors—Environment—Hazard—Place attachment—Human-environment interaction—Psychology of environmental destruction.},
	number = {4},
	urldate = {2016-07-19},
	journal = {Ecopsychology},
	author = {Mishra, Sasmita and Mazumdar, Sanjoy},
	month = dec,
	year = {2015},
	keywords = {psychology, collapse, grief},
	pages = {211--223},
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