A Typology for the Classification of Disasters

  • Michael R. Berren
  • Allan Beigel
  • Stuart Ghertner
Part of the The Springer Series on Stress and Coping book series (SSSO)


Over the past 25 years, a wide spectrum of social psychological literature has been published concerning disasters. Articles have appeared that provide descriptions of the extent of the destruction,6,7,16 assessments of the social and emotional consequences of disasters,5,9,11,13,19,24 and analyses of those intervention services provided to minimize the potentially devastating social and emotional consequences.4,8,10,20,21,25


Natural Disaster Junior High School Community Psychology Future Impact Local Mental Health 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael R. Berren
    • 1
  • Allan Beigel
    • 1
  • Stuart Ghertner
    • 1
  1. 1.Southern Arizona Mental Health CenterTucsonUSA

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