020 Disaster Mythology
The myths of disaster.
This short course for emergency management practitioners helps to dispel
disaster myths and discuss what really happens during disaster. This course
is based on decades of disaster research.
This course has one
file with four sections. The file is less than one megabyte for the benefit
of low bandwidth (14.4 and 28.8 modem) users. The naming protocol is em020.exe.
Graphics may not be optimum in these documents due to originals and file
course materials are derived from FEMA's Social Dimensions of Disasters.
These materials have not been altered allowing the user to re-use these
in the classroom setting.
Upon receiving your
paid registration, we will send you the password to open these. We recommend
you print out the pages as you need them and keep them as a paper reference.
The test is taken
online. When you pass the test, you will be mailed a certificate of completion.
You Get: 1 File with over 11 pages
There are four objectives
to this course.
1. Explain the concepts
of myth and disaster mythology
2. Describe how empirical field research has debunked commonly held beliefs
(myths) about disaster behavior
3. Explain why emergency
managers must be aware of myths associated with disaster behavior
4. Identify at least
10 myths about disaster behavior and describe research that has proven
them to be incorrect.
research, the myth of panic cannot be disproved. Emergency managers must
include methods to prevent panic in their local emergency plans. (T or
The phrase, "the
emergency plan must be based on what you want them to do not what they
are likely to do" is an example of
a. panic image
b. dependency image
c. control image
d. reverse image
The final exam is
10 questions taken from the reading material. You may use any of the materials
while taking the test.
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