This book describes Japanese earthquakes and United States earthquakes and presents the study of human response to earthquake hazards. It discusses risk perception about earthquakes, government policies, and adoption of earthquake mitigation measures in these countries.
1. Earthquake Hazards in Japan and the United States 2. Social and Behavioral Science and the Study of Human Response to Earthquake Hazards 3. Description of the Empirical Study 4. General Description of Respondents 5. Attitudinal Characteristics 6. Culture and Risk Perception 7. Adoption of Mitigation Measures 8. Beliefs about Government Aid and Public Policy Measures 9. Implications of this Research for Public Policy