08/30/2012 11:54 am ET

Storm Psychology: Why Do Some People Stay Behind?

It’s the question so many of us have while watching news coverageᅡᅠof a hurricane or tropical storm like Isaac: Who are these people who don’t leave home even as an angry storm is advancing – and what are they thinking?!

The short answer: For some, the up-and-leaving idea isn’t as easy as it sounds to those of us watching from a safe and dry distance.

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