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In the Wake of 9/11 : The Psychology of Terror - Tom Pyszczynski

In the Wake of 9/11

The Psychology of Terror

Hardcover Published: 1st January 2003
ISBN: 9781557989543
Number Of Pages: 264

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An exploration of the emotions of despair, fear and anger that arose after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in the autumn of 2001. The authors analyze reactions to the attacks through the lens of terror management theory, an existential psychological model that explains why humans react the way they do to the threat of death and how this reaction influences their post-threat cognition and emotion. The theory provides ways to understand and reduce terrorism's effect and possibly find resolutions to conflicts involving terrorism. The authors focus primarily on the reaction in the United States to the 9/11 attack, but their model is applicable to all instances of terrorism, and they expand their discussion to include the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The work has practical implications and should be a useful resource for mental health practitioners, researchers, and anyone concerned with the causes and effects of terrorism.

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Terror in America: The Day Our World Changedp. 3
Terror Management Theory: An Evolutionary Existential Account of Human Behaviorp. 11
Terror Management Research: Coping With Conscious and Unconscious Death-Related Thoughtsp. 37
Terror Management Research: Prejudice and Self-Esteem Strivingp. 71
Black Tuesday: The Psychological Impact of 9/11p. 93
Managing the Terrorp. 115
The Roots of Islamic Terrorismp. 143
Giving Peace a Chancep. 171
In the Wake of 9/11: Rising Above the Terrorp. 189
Referencesp. 199
Author Indexp. 217
Subject Indexp. 221
About the Authorsp. 227
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ISBN: 9781557989543
ISBN-10: 1557989540
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 1st January 2003
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 17.78  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.71