Group Influences on Disaster Response

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Disaster response is socially arranged in complex ways by group and organizational considerations.

In this presentation I consider:

Groups as causal factors

e.g. negligent companies, terrorists

Groups as processes

Intra-group and inter-group
e.g. mass psychogenic illness
e.g. identification between helpers and victims
e.g. inter-agency communication

Groups as moderators

e.g. influence of families, communities on responses

Groups as outcomes

victim groups – wider than primary victims
e.g. families, friends, organizations, communities, public, first responders.

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