"When people initially become aware of a risk, they overreact. They have a temporary short-term overreaction. People pause what they're doing, become hyper-vigilant, check out the environment more carefully than they normally would and—this is perhaps the most important characteristic of the adjustment reaction—they take precautions that may be excessive, may be inappropriate, and are certainly premature."
I thought this was interesting. It exactly what happened to my husband I heard a Tsunami had hit Japan. We overeacted. He thought it was going to hit us so we started packing our things. Then we calmed down did a little research and found for us it wasnt that dangerous.