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  • Moran Bodas

Grant Awarded by Israeli Ministry of Defense to Study Public Behavior During Non-Conventional Terror

We are thrilled to announce that our research team has been awarded a prestigious grant by the Israeli Ministry of Defense to conduct groundbreaking research in the field of public behavior during non-conventional terrorism. This grant reflects our team's commitment to advancing our understanding of human behavior during crises and disasters, with a particular focus on the impact of fake news and rumors on public intentions.

In a world where the threat of chemical, biological, and radio-nuclear terrorism looms large, understanding how individuals respond to such events is of paramount importance. Our study aims to delve into the intricate dynamics of public behavior during these challenging times, shedding light on the ways in which misinformation and rumors can shape people's intentions and actions.

Disaster planners and managers have long recognized the critical role that public behavior plays in the overall response to crisis situations. The insights gained from our research will provide invaluable guidance to these professionals, enabling them to anticipate and manage the behaviors that may arise during non-conventional terrorism incidents. By better understanding how fake news and rumors can influence public perceptions and actions, we hope to contribute to more effective crisis communication strategies and avoid potential adverse consequences, such as unnecessary strain on healthcare facilities due to an influx of the "worried-well."

Our dedicated research team is eager to begin this important work and contribute to the safety and well-being of our society. We extend our gratitude to the Israeli Ministry of Defense for their support and recognition of the significance of our research endeavors. Stay tuned for updates as we embark on this journey to deepen our understanding of human behavior in times of crisis.


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