Featured article: Pre, during, and post-disaster factors all influence the psychological impact of disasters on responders

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Many risk factors may lead to poor wellbeing in disaster responders, suggesting that appropriate training of professionals prior to a disaster and a good level of social support both during and after could mitigate this impact


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BMC Psychology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers manuscripts on all aspects of psychology, human behavior and the mind, including developmental, clinical, cognitive, experimental, health and social psychology, as well as personality and individual differences. The journal welcomes quantitative and qualitative research methods, including animal studies.

Section Editors

  • Avi Besser, Sapir Academic College
  • Johanna Kissler, University of Bielefeld
  • Keith R Laws, University of Hertfordshire

Editorial Advisors

  • Dorothy Bishop, University of Oxford
  • Irismar Reis de Oliveira, Federal University of Bahia
  • Rosemary Tannock, The Hospital for Sick Children

Executive Editor

  • Anna Clark, BioMed Central