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Periodic Report - BESECU (Human behaviour in crisis situations: A cross cultural investigation to tailor security-related communication)

Project ID: 218324
Funded under: FP7-SECURITY


This is the periodic report for the BESECU project which was an investigation of cross-cultural and ethnic differences of human behaviour in crisis situations in order to better tailor security related communication, instructions and procedures. This report covers a publishable summary that includes a brief summary of actions undertaken by the project. The report notes that based on reports of survivors, a standardised psychological instrument, the BeSeCu-S, was developed in order to assess responses on a cognitive, behavioural and emotional way in survivors of following crisis situations: domestic fire, fire in a public building, terrorist attacks, flood and earthquake on a cross-cultural level.

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