Natural disasters are followed by an increase in willingness to help other people


Namely, if a risk is perceived as caused by nature, people tend to focus on the consequences of a disaster, and they show higher preferences toward helping behaviours (Bohm & Pfister, 2000). This is in line with previous studies that demonstrated that natural hazards are often followed by altruistic emotions and willingness to help other people (Nerb & Spada, 2001).

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