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Public Crises and Personal Threat
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Public Crises and Personal Threat



September 2024 | 168 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

With an emphasis on the practical, this book explains how people react to different sorts of crises, whether they be economic, environmental, health or war, and how we can better support the public, our families, and ourselves in future crises.

The book interrogates how public crises are individualised, thought about, emotionally felt, and also mistrusted, all with a view to helping us understand some of the most difficult times we endure.

Ideal for applied psychology students, public planning authorities and those specialising in crisis management this book will help us all to better understand the time we live in.

Dame Glynis M. Breakwell is Professor Emeritus at the University of Bath in the Department of Psychology and has Visiting Professorships at Imperial College, London and the University of Surrey.

Daniel B. Wright is Professor of Educational Assessment, in the Department of Educational Psychology and Higher Education, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

 
Chapter 1: Public crisis? What crisis?
 
Chapter 2: Public crises are individualised
 
Chapter 3: Personal threat and thinking
 
Chapter 4: Emotions: public and personal
 
Chapter 5: Habits and habituation in public crises
 
Chapter 6: Attitudes, beliefs and values
 
Chapter 7: Social support during public crises
 
Chapter 8: Group dynamics in public crises
 
Chapter 9: Crises and trust
 
Chapter 10: Identity resilience and personal threat
 
Chapter 11: Beyond risk, post-catastrophe threat
 
Chapter 12: Nexus of crisis reactions

Glynis M. Breakwell

Dame Glynis M. Breakwell is Professor Emeritus at the University of Bath in the Department of Psychology and has Visiting Professorships at Imperial College, London and the University of Surrey. Her research focuses upon identity process theory, social influence and social representation processes, leadership in complex organisations, and the psychology of risk management, perception, and communication. She has published more than 20 books, several of which are on research methods. She has been an adviser to both public and private sector organisations on the use of psychological methods and theories, especially concerning responses to... More About Author

Daniel B. Wright

Daniel B. Wright is Professor of Educational Assessment, in the Department of Educational Psychology and Higher Education, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His interests are in methodology and applied cognitive science. More About Author

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