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Amanda Ripley

Special Guest

Biography:

Amanda Ripley, a senior writer at TIME Magazine, has traveled the world studying disasters, natural and manmade. Her book, The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes and Why, is the first mass-market book to explain how the brain works in disasters and how we can learn to do better.

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Psychology of Disaster

For the first 2 ½ hours, journalist Amanda Ripley discussed the psychology of disaster response and her new book, The Unthinkable. When a person encounters a disastrous circumstance they may first react with disbelief or denial, as the brain tries to normalize the situation, she explained. Under extreme stress, a person can experience time distortion, with events slowing down or speeding up. ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett
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