Doomsday Preppers: Mental Health and Personality

This video answers the questions: What are Preppers (Doomsday Preppers, Disaster Preppers)? Concerns about the end of the world have been featured in the media for many years (e.g. The Walking Dead, I am legend, World War Z, Armageddon, Deep Impact, The Day After Tomorrow, Oblivion, Zombieland, The Postman, and Mad Max). Many themes have emerged including survival, resisting evil, adaptation, and rebuilding society. Some of those concerned with these themes have started preparing for a collapse of society. I examine possible personality and mental health characteristics associated with these behaviors.


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