Vila, O., Fast, L.C. Weaver, J.F., & Miller S. (2015).
Severe weather warnings: Lifetime experiences and resilience help determine response.
Presented at the 27th APS Annual Convention, May 21-24, 2015, New York, NY, USA
Weaver, J.F., Gruntfest, E., & Levy, G.M. (2000).
Two floods in Fort Collins, Colorado: Learning from a natural disaster.
Bull, Amer. Met. Soc., 81(10), 2359-2366
Weather Response National Survey:
This is a revised survey based on the pilot study which was run during the 2013 Spring and 2014 Fall semester at Colorado State University. Currently, we’re hoping to gain a nationally representative sample of at least 2,000 participants from across the United States. Below is the link to the survey; please pass this link on through social media sites and help us gather our intended sample! Answers are anonymous and each participant will be entered separately in a drawing to win a $50 Amazon gift card.
Updates on the details and results of the survey will be provided once data collection is completed. Please email any of the researchers if you have questions about the current research.
John Weaver, M.S.
Lindsey Harkabus, Ph.D.
Olivia Vila, B.S.
Public Response to Weather Warning — Pilot Study at CSU completed:
- The pilot study has been completed and improved in order to launch the national survey.
Public survey questionnaire approved by Institutional Review Board (IRBs), Colorado State University and Troy University
Fast, L.C., Weaver, J.F., Miller, S, &Ferrin, T. Jr. (2015).
Training effects on emergency management activation response.
Journal of Organizational Psychology, 16(1), 71-77
JOP 16 — Download
Fast, L.C., Weaver, J.F., Ferrin, T., Vila, O., & Miller S. (2013).
Training effects on emergency management activation response.
Presented at the 26th annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, to be held in San Francisco, CA, 22-25 May 2014.
Training Effects — Download
Weaver, J.F., Harkabus, L.C., Braun, J., Miller, S., Cox, R. Griffith, J. & Mazur, R.J. (2013).
A demographic study of U.S. emergency managers.
Bulletin of the International Association of Emergency Managers, 30, 10, 16 (cont).
Harkabus, L.C., Weaver, J., Miller, S. (2013).
Understanding emergency management: Factors affecting disaster preparedness and outcomes.
Presented at the 121st Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, July 31 – August 4, Honolulu, Hawaii.
February 14, 2014
EM Demographic Excel Results Tables
EM demographic Excel results tables — Download
September 9, 2013
EM Survey Questions
EM survey questions — Download
July 18, 2012
Preliminary Results & Graphs
Preliminary data and graphs 7 17 2012 — Download
June 29, 2012
List of college degrees
EM College Degrees 6 25 — Download
- October 22, 2013
Paper submitted to 26th annual APS convention
- October 1, 2013
Emergency Management study highlighted in IAEM Bulletin
- February 23, 2013
Returned revised manuscript to the Bull. of the AMS
- June 29, 2012
Investigators and AcknowledgmentsInvestigatorsPrincipal Investigators: John F. Weaver, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) at Colorado State University (CSU); Lindsey C. Harkabus, Department of Psychology, CSU.Other Investigators: Rob Cox, Science and Operations Officer (SOO), John Griffith, Warning Coordination Meteorologist (WCM), Rebecca Mazur Forecaster, National Weather Service Forecast Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming; and Jeff Braun, Forecaster, National Weather Service Forecast Office, Riverton, WyomingAcknowledgementsThere are numerous people to thank for their assistance in the successful recruitment of participants for this study. However, first, we want to offer our deepest appreciation to the many busy emergency managers who took 30 minutes or more from their busy days to get involved. To have nearly 1,100 professionals nationwide complete this survey is an amazing testament to the helping attitude of the emergency management community. It was an amazing turnout; greater than we’d expected.On to those who helped us recruit participants. We would like to express appreciation to a large number of National Weather Service (NWS) personnel who supported us in the distribution of the survey link. Many WCMs contacted their local emergency managers following a request by Scientific Services Division Chiefs, Pete Browning (Central Region) and Craig Schmidt (Western Region), respectively. Robert Laplante and Gary Garnet from the Cleveland, OH forecast office did the same for us in Ohio and even brought in some participation from surrounding states. Also, Rhett Milne, WCM, Reno, NV went above and beyond in his area, and Chris Landsea and Matthew Green from the National Hurricane Center helped us fill in Florida. Tanja Fransen, WCM Glasgow, MT assisted in a big way by putting us in contact with some folks who are very active in the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM). This helped us expand the study into areas where we didn’t get NWS support and where our “cold call” emails had failed. Specifically, we would like to mention Bob Goldhammer, former emergency manager for Des Moines, IA, and IAEM Regional Vice President, as well as Eric Holdeman homeland security director of the Port Of Tacoma, and blogger for Emergency Management Magazine. Finally, special thanks to Karen Thompson, Editor for the International Association of Emergency Managers magazine.Other emergency responder groups that provided support include the Texas Department of Public Safety, the New York State Emergency Management Association, the Maine Emergency Management Agency, and the New Jersey Emergency Management Association. Also, special kudos to Mike Gavin, President of the Colorado Association of Emergency Managers. His efforts provided an extraordinary response in that state. Finally, we need to add David Hartin from Tuscaloosa Alabama, Keli Cain from the Public Information Office of the Oklahoma Office of Emergency Management, and Scott Boss from the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management for his help obtaining responses from the south.I tried to keep as accurate a record as possible, but I probably left one or more helpful souls out of this list. It seems like there were more. If you are someone I overlooked, please drop me an email at John.Weaver@colostate.edu and I will correct the oversight. Just include your name and affiliation and I’ll add you to the list.
Weaver, J.F., Harkabus, L.C. & Miller, S. (2013).
Polarizing messages change nothing: A realistic look at messaging effects on environmental attitudes.
Presented at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Jan 17-19, 2013, New Orleans.
Weaver, J. F. & Harkabus, L.C. (2012).
Polarizing messages change nothing: A realistic look at messaging effect on environmental attitude.
To be presented at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Jan 17-19, 2013, New Orleans, LA. ABSTRACT
- August 28, 2013
New study combines several data sets
- December 19, 2012