Disaster Risk Communication

A Challenge from a Social Psychological Perspective

  • Katsuya Yamori

Part of the Integrated Disaster Risk Management book series (IDRM)

About this book


This book provides a unique blend of integrated disaster risk communication research conducted by authors with diverse backgrounds, including social psychology, sociology, civil engineering, informatics, and meteorology. It reports on the latest advances in collaborative and participatory action research on community-based disaster management from the frontline in Japan, Nepal, China and the USA. In addition, it employs and integrate a broad range of methodologies, including mathematical analyses, computer simulations, questionnaire surveys, gaming approaches, and participatory observation. Each chapter deals with disaster risk communication initiatives to address various hazards, such as earthquakes, tsunamis, floods and landslides, which are uniquely integrated from a social psychological perspective.


Disaster risk communication Action research Social psychology Community-based disaster management Natural hazard risk communication Earthquake risk communication Tsunami risk communication Flood risk communication Landslide risk communication Computer risk simulation Gaming approach Local weather information

Editors and affiliations

  • Katsuya Yamori
    • 1
  1. 1.Disaster Prevention Research InstituteKyoto UniversityUjiJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-2317-1
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-2318-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2509-7091
  • Series Online ISSN 2509-7105
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