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Social/Psychological Foundations of Emergency Management

BEM265

Study of the empirical vs. theoretical approaches to understanding human behavior in disasters. Explores myths and realities about group disaster behavior, community social systems, and disaster response as well as the role of culture and demographics in emergency response. Course work utilizes psychological and sociological approaches to understanding human behavior during disasters and presents competing theories about the psychological and social foundations of emergency management. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): PSY241.

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