SIG: Crises and Disasters

This SIG uses a systemic approach to look at demographic characteristics, risk, sensitivity, social ties, and then the concern over risk coping ability, attitudes towards risk, and examining threat behavior, hazard characteristics and situational constraints.
The SIG research is concerned with characteristics of people responding to crises and disasters including prior beliefs, experience, education, adaptive plans, personal traits, and personal resources. Situational factors to elaborate in terms of physical cues, social behavior, and miscommunication, and then risk information are suggested areas of inquiry.