Jeannette Sutton, Ph.D.
Here you will find a few useful resources on social behavioral responses to warnings and communicating warnings over social media.
Public Response to Alerts and Warnings on Mobile Devices: Summary of a Workshop on Current Knowledge and Research Gaps.
National Research Council of the National Academies
Jeannette Sutton, Workshop Co-Chair
This book presents a summary of the Workshop on Public Response to Alerts and Warnings on Mobile Devices: Current Knowledge and Research Gaps, held April 13 and 14, 2010, in Washington, D.C., under the auspices of the National Research Council's Committee on Public Response to Alerts and Warnings on Mobile Devices: Current Knowledge and Research Needs.
The workshop was structured to gather inputs and insights from social science researchers, technologists, emergency management professionals, and other experts knowledgeable about how the public responds to alerts and warnings, focusing specifically on how the public responds to mobile alerting.
Social Media and Public Disaster Warnings Presentation
Social Media and Public Disaster Warnings by Dennis Mileti and Jeannette Sutton
This presentation was given by Dr. Dennis Mileti at the Ogma Workshop, June 30, 2009 and covers five topics relevant to social media and public disaster warnings:
First Responder Working Group Paper
Comprehensive Testing of Imminent Threat Public Messages for Mobile Devices by Hamilton Bean, Brooke Liu, Stephanie Madden, Dennis Mileti, Jeannette Sutton, Michele Wood
This project sought to determine the optimized message contents of imminent threat wireless emergency alert (WEA) messages delivered over mobile communication devices. This report presents findings for the first WEA messages disseminated about imminent threats (i.e., first alert messages) from two research phases with U.S. adults: (1) eight experiments, seven focus groups and 50 think-out-loud interviews; and (2) a survey of an actual “real world” severe flood in Boulder, Colorado. It also integrates findings from across study methods and provides actionable guidance and considerations for optimized message contents of imminent one-hour-to-impact threat alerts delivered over mobile communication devices.