Project Name:Communicating Risks to Motivate Individual Action
Other Research Participants/Partners:Dr. Andrea Paiva, CPRC, University of Rhode Island; Pam Rubinoff, CRC, University of Rhode Island; Pro-Change Behavior Systems, Inc.
The research path will complete the validation or Proof of Concept for changing storm preparedness behavior (Get a Kit, Make a Plan, Be Informed), using the Transtheoretical Model (TTM). This TTM tailored online approach with complementary texting; recruitment and intervention will use a census-balanced sample of 700 at-risk participants over a 10-month period. Our targeted end-user transition path includes outreach, needs assessment, recruitment and implementation with organization(s); protocol development addresses the key elements including participant time demands, organizational costs, intellectual property issues and supporting technologies for program delivery. Our end-user recruitment plan targets organizations that are committed to having their employee or customer populations be adequately prepared for natural disasters.
Development of Transtheoretical Model of behavior change that integrates stages, processes and levels of change, and interventions based on this model to accelerate changes in problem behaviors; development of an integrative model of psychotherapy for eclectic therapists.
Presentations and Reports:
In the News:
CRC project expands emergency preparedness intervention program to high school students
URI faculty collaborate to prepare Rhode Islanders for hurricanes, other big storms
Westerly High School students are the first in the state to take part in a new URI emergency preparedness program
Center credited in report from National Academies
Project aims to change reaction to risk information
Dr. Prochaska explains his project: