EMG 4050: Socio-Psychological Nature of Emergency Management


Students will analyze the social and psychological nature of working in emergency management. Relevant theories will be incorporated to display how humans prepare for, respond to, and recover from vulnerabilities, risks, emergencies, disasters, and catastrophes.


  1. Discuss the concept of social vulnerability.
  2. Analyze the post-impact behavior within a community surrounding a disaster.
  3. Analyze ways that the implications of disasters produce social change.
  4. Examine theories that can be applied to emergency management scenarios.


  1. EMG 3000


Disasters: A sociological approach

Publisher: Polity (2019)
Author: Tierney, K.
ISBN: 9780745671024
Price: $21.02

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