The role of prior experience in informing and motivating earthquake preparedness. 

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Becker, J. S., Paton, D., Johnston, D. M., Ronan, K. R., & McClure, J. (2017). The role of prior experience in informing and motivating earthquake preparedness. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 22, 179-193.
Motivating household preparedness for earthquakes can be difficult, especially given the infrequent and varying nature of major events. Past research has shown that people's exper…

Responses when the earth trembles: The impact of community awareness campaigns on protective behavior. 

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Okazaki, S., Benavent-Climent, A., Navarro, A., & Henseler, J. (2015). Responses when the earth trembles: The impact of community awareness campaigns on protective behavior. Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, 34(1), 4-18.
This study takes a social marketing perspective to explore community disaster preparedness by considering (1) appropriate sources of information about disaster severity, (2) the w…

Who participates in the great ShakeOut? Why audience segmentation is the future of disaster preparedness campaigns.

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Adams, R. M., Karlin, B., Eisenman, D. P., Blakley, J., & Glik, D. (2017). Who participates in the great ShakeOut? Why audience segmentation is the future of disaster preparedness campaigns. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(11), 1407.
Background: In 2008, the Southern California Earthquake Center in collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Hazards Program launched the first annual Great ShakeOut…

Examining associations between citizens' beliefs and attitudes about uncertainty and their earthquake risk judgments, preparedness intentions, and mitigation policy support in Japan and the United States. 

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Johnson, B. B., & Nakayachi, K. (2017). Examining associations between citizens' beliefs and attitudes about uncertainty and their earthquake risk judgments, preparedness intentions, and mitigation policy support in Japan and the United States. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 22, 37-45.
Although hazards are inherently uncertain, research on citizens’ judgments of risk, hazard preparedness, and support for mitigation policies has rarely accounted for citizens’ bel…

Effects of risk framing on earthquake risk perception: Life-time frequencies enhance recognition of the risk. 

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Henrich, L., McClure, J., & Crozier, M. (2015). Effects of risk framing on earthquake risk perception: Life-time frequencies enhance recognition of the risk. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 13, 145-150.
The way a risk is framed influences people's judgment of the severity or importance of that risk. This study examined the effects of framing of earthquake risk on risk perception.…

Intention to participate in earthquake response training in Korea: Confidence in government management capability and cognitive evaluation of earthquake risk through fear.

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Shin, Y. A., & Park, T. (2013). Intention to participate in earthquake response training in Korea: Confidence in government management capability and cognitive evaluation of earthquake risk through fear. International Review of Public Administration, 18(2), 235-259. 
As the earthquake risk in Korea has increased, it has become necessary to cultivate the efficacy of individual citizens by their participation in earthquake response training as a…

A model of household preparedness for earthquakes: How individuals make meaning of earthquake information and how this influences preparedness.

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Becker, J., Paton, D., Johnston, D., & Ronan, K. (2012). A model of household preparedness for earthquakes: How individuals make meaning of earthquake information and how this influences preparedness. Natural Hazards, 64(1), 107-137.
One way to reduce the risk from earthquakes is for individuals to undertake preparations for earthquakes at home. Common preparation measures include gathering together survival i…

Salient beliefs about earthquake hazards and household preparedness.

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Becker, J. S., Paton, D., Johnston, D. M., & Ronan, K. R. (2013). Salient beliefs about earthquake hazards and household preparedness. Risk Analysis, 33(9), 1710-1727.
Prior research has found little or no direct link between beliefs about earthquake risk and household preparedness. Furthermore, only limited work has been conducted on how people…

Effect of critical thinking disposition on household earthquake preparedness.

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Nakagawa, Y. (2016). Effect of critical thinking disposition on household earthquake preparedness. Natural Hazards, 81(2), 807-828.
Critical thinking is a form of open-minded thinking that aims to gain insight into how to improve things. The focus is on criticism and applicability of the resultant knowledge. D…

Communicating earthquake preparedness: The influence of induced mood, perceived risk, and gain or loss frames on homeowners’ attitudes toward general precautionary measures for earthquakes.

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Marti, M., Stauffacher, M., Matthes, J. & Wiemer, S. (2018). Communicating earthquake preparedness: The influence of induced mood, perceived risk, and gain or loss frames on homeowners’ attitudes toward general precautionary measures for earthquakes. Risk Analysis, 38(4), 710-723.
Despite global efforts to reduce seismic risk, actual preparedness levels remain universally low. Although earthquake‐resistant building design is the most efficient way to decrea…

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