A Psychological Assessment of Heritage Rescue Operations as a Form of Psychosocial Support after a Disaster
This study assesses how historians’ salvage operations can provide valid psycho-social support for affected communities and individuals, struggling to rebuild after the disaster.
Method: I conducted a series of semi-structured interviews with people owning collections of salvaged historical heritage. We interviewed 21 subjects. 20 of the subjects were over 60 years old. The interviews used Personal Attitude Construct (PAC) Analysis to analyze the subjects’ attitudes towards their historical heritage and self-identity.