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|Published online||06 May 2020|
Mental models in nuclear emergency management
EIMV-Milan Vidmar Electric Power Research Institute,
2 DIALOGIK – non-profit institute for communication and cooperation research, Stuttgart, Germany
3 NTUA – National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece
4 EEAE – Greek Atomic Energy Commission, Athens, Greece
5 VUJE – VUJE, a.s., Trnava, Slovak Republic
6 CIEMAT-CISOT – Sociotechnical Research Centre, Barcelona, Spain
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
This paper reports on the research of mental models of uncertainties management in an emergency situation which was carried out in the framework of the European CONFIDENCE (COping with uNcertainties For Improved modelling and DEcision making in Nuclear emergenCiEs) Project. The methodology included the mapping of mental models among several emergency preparedness and response experts and then performing interviews based on structured protocol with lay people in five countries: Germany, Greece, Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Spain. The aim of these investigations was to trace the concepts and understandings of emergency preparedness and response and to identify possible gaps between experts and lay people. The article presents the main results of this research and suggestions for the improvement of EP & R planning.
Key words: emergencies and post-accident exposures / mental models / uncertainty management / radiation protection / experts / lay people
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