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    DescriptionAn 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.

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    In the Wake of 9/11
    The Psychology of Terror
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tom Pyszczynski, By (author) Sheldon Solomon, By (author) Jeff Greenberg
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 264
    Width: 180 mm
    Height: 259 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 612 g
    ISBN 13: 9781557989543
    ISBN 10: 1557989540

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    BIC E4L: PSY
    BIC subject category V2: JPWL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.3
    BIC subject category V2: JMH
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    BISAC V2.8: PSY036000, MED102000
    BIC subject category V2: JFFC
    DC21: 303.625
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    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
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    Thema V1.0: JMH, JBFF, JPWL
    American Psychological Association
    Imprint name
    American Psychological Association
    Publication date
    30 September 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Washington DC
    Table of contents
    Terror in America - The Day our World Changed; Terror Management Theory - An Evolutionary Existential Account of Human Behaviour; Terror Management Research - Coping with Conscious and Unconscious Death Related Thoughts; Terror Management Research on Prejudice and Self-Esteem Striving; Black Tuesday - The Psychology Impact of 9/11; Managing the Terror; The Roots of Islamic Terrorism; Giving Peace a Chance; In the Wake of 9/11; Rising Above the Terror.