Research in human behavior

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Journal titleFire Journal
Pages3541; # of pages: 7
Subjecthuman behaviour; fire safety; fire; Human behaviour
AbstractThe interest and research on human behavior in fires has increased markedly over the past decade, especially since the publication of Wood's report, The Behaviour of People in Fires, in 1972. More and more, the physiological, psychological, and sociological aspects of how people cope with fire conditions are being documented. Although studies in this area are at a very early stage, there is sufficient evidence to question many previous assumptions about human behavior in fires. Careful examination is disclosing errors in areas such as staff training, drills, exit design, and alarm systems where there has previously been much reliance on tradition, conventional wisdom, and "common sense."
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number18340
NPARC number20374924
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Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2016-05-09
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