Academic Catalog

PSYC445 PSYCHOLOGY OF DISASTER

Course Code: 3710445
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 7,5
Department: Psychology
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. AYE NURAY KARANCI
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Content

This course is designed to give students an overview of the psycho-social consequences of disasters and psychological intervention methods that can be used with survivors, emergency workers and volunteers following disasters. The course also provides a critical examination of individual and community responses for effective mitigation and preparedness behaviors. Ethical guidelines for psychological services and research in disaster situations will also be covered.