Synopses & Reviews
The authors analyze reactions to the attacks of 9/11 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.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-215) and index.
Table of Contents
Terror in America: The day our world changed -- Terror management theory: An evolutionary existential account of human behavior -- Terror management research: Coping with conscious and unconscious death-related thoughts -- Terror management research: Prejudice and self-esteem striving -- Black Tuesday: The psychological 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.