DOI: 10.14704/nq.2018.16.5.1295

The Relationship between Geological Disaster Risk Perception and Behavior Characteristics Based on Electroencephalogram Testing Technology

Mingli Yang, Yihui Chen, Jianxiong Ma, Zeyu Liu


Geological disasters will bring about great harm, often causing serious personal and property losses to the public. The existing researches point out that the behavior characteristics of individuals in the face of geological disasters can exert a significant influence on the implementation effect of disaster reduction policies. Under this background, this paper establishes a binary model of “risk perception type—behavior decision characteristic” by using geological disaster risk perception measurement scale and Electroencephalogram (EEG) testing technology, and studies the behavior characteristics of different groups in the face of geological disasters through this model. The research results show that compared to others, women and subjects going through geological disasters have a higher level of risk perception in the face of geological disasters, and they also show a greater degree of concern for disaster information, indicating that women and those experiencing geological disasters can respond more effectively to geological disasters. From the perspective of policy suggestion, policy makers should take groups with low risk perception as the focus of publicity of disaster prevention and reduction policies so as to enhance the effectiveness of policies.


Geological Disasters, Risk Perception, EEG Testing Technology, Behavior Decision

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