1. Listen to Invisobilia (NPR) Podcast from June 1, 2017 titled “Emotions: Part 1”: (55 min)
- What struck you about the contents of this podcast?
- Some of the ideas about emotions and the way trauma impacts the brain might be controversial. How did you react to these ideas?
- How would you challenge those ideas or how might you be intrigued to explore more?
2. Listen: to This American Life Episode 296: After The Flood (September 9, 2005), (60 min)
- What act stuck out to you the most? Why?
- What would you find the most challenging as someone involved in Emergency Management or as part of a Recovery team?
- How might these experiences have been better prevented?
- What can we do to build more resilient communities BEFORE a disaster strikes so the impact of such a disaster is lessened?
- What must be done AFTER a disaster in this context to build community recovery and resilience?
3. Listen to â€œThe Dailyâ€ podcast episode from May 24,2018 (Links to an external site.) (23 min)
Next, read these two articles, which can be found in the attachment.
- Psychological Outcomes in Reaction to Media Exposure to Disasters and Large-Scale Violence: A Meta-Analysis
- Social Media in Disaster Risk Reduction and Crisis Management
Social Media and the Internet undoubtedly give us helpful tools for crisis response and management. That said, there are negatives that can sometimes outweigh the positives.
1. Discuss the ways that the changing media landscape is affecting the psychosocial consequences of disaster, for better or for worse.
2. Reflect on the ways that media (social or otherwise) positively and negatively impact crisis management. How can we quell the rumor mill? How do we combat further traumatization?
- These posts does not have to be any particular length or style, but it does need to respond to all of the prompts.
- You need to give response for each separately so I can know which to what listening.