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The Psychological Consequences of America's War on Terrorism: Using What We Know to Reduce the Damage

The Psychological Consequences of America's War on Terrorism: Using What We Know to Reduce the... P. R. Kimmel & C. E. Stout ( Eds .). Collateral Damage: The Psychological Consequences of America's War on Terrorism . Westport , CT : Praeger Publishers , 2006 . ISBN: 0‐275‐98826‐0 ( 222 pp., $49.95 ). Philip G. Zimbardo (p. viii) set the tone of the book by stating, “Terrorism is about psychology.” At the request of the Council of Representatives of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Task Force on the Psychological Effects of Efforts to Prevent Terrorism was selected in 2003 to examine the psychological effects of terrorism prevention efforts and explore alternative programs that will reduce terrorism. The series of studies make up the ten chapters in Collateral Damage: The Psychological Consequences of America's War on Terrorism. Prior to publishing the edited volume, the Task Force submitted a report with its findings to APA's Board of Scientific Affairs. Fabick, a chapter author, discusses these recommendations, which are divided into emotion‐focused coping recommendations and problem‐directed coping recommendations. Representing a range of psychological perspectives, the authors present their findings on psychological by‐products of terrorism prevention efforts. Precise definitions of terrorism differ across the chapters as the subject is examined from multiple angles. The political interplay between http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Analyses of Social Issues & Public Policy Wiley

The Psychological Consequences of America's War on Terrorism: Using What We Know to Reduce the Damage

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Wiley
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Copyright © 2007 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
ISSN
1529-7489
eISSN
1530-2415
DOI
10.1111/j.1530-2415.2007.00137.x
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P. R. Kimmel & C. E. Stout ( Eds .). Collateral Damage: The Psychological Consequences of America's War on Terrorism . Westport , CT : Praeger Publishers , 2006 . ISBN: 0‐275‐98826‐0 ( 222 pp., $49.95 ). Philip G. Zimbardo (p. viii) set the tone of the book by stating, “Terrorism is about psychology.” At the request of the Council of Representatives of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Task Force on the Psychological Effects of Efforts to Prevent Terrorism was selected in 2003 to examine the psychological effects of terrorism prevention efforts and explore alternative programs that will reduce terrorism. The series of studies make up the ten chapters in Collateral Damage: The Psychological Consequences of America's War on Terrorism. Prior to publishing the edited volume, the Task Force submitted a report with its findings to APA's Board of Scientific Affairs. Fabick, a chapter author, discusses these recommendations, which are divided into emotion‐focused coping recommendations and problem‐directed coping recommendations. Representing a range of psychological perspectives, the authors present their findings on psychological by‐products of terrorism prevention efforts. Precise definitions of terrorism differ across the chapters as the subject is examined from multiple angles. The political interplay between

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Analyses of Social Issues & Public PolicyWiley

Published: Dec 1, 2007

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