posted on Dec, 4 2006 @ 04:49 PM
Check for topics and papers on scholar.google.com. There's been quite a bit of work done on this -- look for things like PTSD as well.
The mindset AND culture (including the country where they live and their religion (if any, or non-religion)) and relative power within that culture
also have an impact. It's devastating for most of the people on the board to suddenly be without water, electricity, and transportation for two
weeks... but to the Kalahari Bushmen it's no big deal.
Here's a FEMA document covering some reading on this type of material:
Cross-cultural counseling goes into some of the issues:
Blog entry with other information:
Thesis on this topic with lots of references:
...there's a start for you.