The goals of this Working Group are to ascertain how perceptions of COVID-19 risk are formed and transformed into behaviors that impact the recovery of institutions and households. The Working Group conceptualizes risk perception as a cultural construction based on group identity, shared metaphors, and trust in community institutions that shape community resiliency. Its research methods include online surveys, telephone interviews, and mathematical modeling. Results will inform psychological, economic, and institutional recovery efforts.
Cultural Perceptions of Risk, Behavioral Responses, and Community Resilience in COVID-19
Working Group Lead
David Casagrande, Lehigh University
Working Group Members
Daniel Abrahams, Lehigh University
Paolo Bocchini, Lehigh University
Brian D. Davison, Lehigh University
Alberto Lamadrid, Lehigh University
Jessecae K. Marsh, Lehigh University
Dominic J. Packer, Lehigh University
Richard Sause, Lehigh University
CONVERGE is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation, Program on Humans, Disasters, and the Built Environment (Award #1841338). Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.