How Can Disaster Psychology Help Business Through the Economic Crisis?
Kevin J. Becker, Psy, D
In recent years, the world has seen a number of significantly large scale disasters; some caused by nature and some caused by humans. For many, the word ‘disaster’ evokes images of buildings in shambles, decimated communities, and families who are homeless and uncertain where their next meal will come from. Until recently these disasters included only such events as tsunamis, earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, and terrorist attacks. However in recent months an uncommon type of disaster has wreaked some if the same havoc brought about by those more familiar means. Perhaps not surprisingly, we refer to the worldwide economic crisis.