Disaster preparedness requires a thorough understanding of the factors that influence performance or nonperformance of disaster preparedness behaviors DPB. See Bennet-Levy and Marteau. For example, it has been suggested that biological preparedness explains why certain types of phobias tend to form more easily.
Associated Data All relevant data are in the article. Biological preparedness makes it so that people tend to form fear associations with these threatening options. The third predictor of intention is the degree of perceived behavioral control which refers to the perceived Preparedness theory or difficulty of performing the behavior.
In conclusion, the biological theory of phobias suggests that we have genes of fear for these objects that were passed down to us from our ancestors, causing us to be more 'prepared' to fear objects that were harmful to early humans, making us more likely to fear these objects over objects that were not harmful to them in the past.
Method: This was a cross-sectional study of factors determining of DPB in a representative sample of Tehran inhabitants. Contributor Information. The TPB is a efficacious framework for investigating antecedents of behavior Figure 1.
Biological preparedness is the key. Effective interventions to promote disaster preparedness require a thorough understanding of the factors that influence performance or nonperformance of disaster preparedness behaviors DPB.
Biological Preparedness Working With Classical Conditioning One great example of biological preparedness at work in the classical conditioning process is the development of taste aversions. If evolution prepares us to learn to be afraid of fire, we will make an association between fear and fire much more quickly than between fear and a non prepared stimulus such as a rock.