Course Number 0150-4101-01
Course Name Disaster Psychology
Academic Unit Faculty of Medicine -
Disaster Management
Lecturer Dr. Moran BodasContact
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Office HoursThursday 12:00 - 10:00
Building: Sackler Medicine , Room: 719
Mode of Instruction Lecture
Credit Hours 2
Semester 2022/2
Day Thu
Hours 15:15-16:45
Building Sackler Medicine
Room 326
Course is taught in English
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Short Course Description

Disaster planning and management cannot be done without societal context. Yet, many decision makers and crisis planners often overlook the sociological and psychological components that are crucial for appropriate disaster management. In this course we will discuss key concepts in the socio-psychological determinants of disaster management, including: resilience, public preparedness, psychology of risk communication, etc. We will analyze the effects of those factors on human behavior in the context of preparedness to emergencies. We will use several examples to highlight the importance of psychological context in emergency planning. The course will enable students to better understand the role of socio-psychological factors in emergency management and to develop tools to incorporate them into their management skills.

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Course Requirements

Take-home exam

Students may be required to submit additional assignments
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