Computational psychometrics for modeling system dynamics during stressful disasters

Pietro Cipresso, Alessandro Bessi, Desirée Colombo, Elisa Pedroli, Giuseppe Riva

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Disasters can be very stressful events. However, computational models of stress require data that might be very difficult to collect during disasters. Moreover, personal experiences are not repeatable, so it is not possible to collect bottom-up information when building a coherent model. To overcome these problems, we propose the use of computational models and virtual reality integration to recreate disaster situations, while examining possible dynamics in order to understand human behavior and relative consequences. By providing realistic parameters associated with disaster situations, computational scientists can work more closely with emergency responders to improve the quality of interventions in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1401
JournalFrontiers in Psychology
Issue numberAUG
Publication statusPublished - Aug 15 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Communication
  • Computational psychometrics
  • Disaster management
  • Modeling
  • Psychological stress
  • Psychometrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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