Download e-book for kindle: Collateral Damage: The Psychological Consequences of by Paul Kimmel, Chris E. Stout Ph.D.

By Paul Kimmel, Chris E. Stout Ph.D.

Color-coded terrorism signals are issued, then lifted with out rationalization. fake alarms can, like crying wolf, desensitize humans to a true must be on alert. And that psychic numbing is only one impression mentioned during this publication by means of fifteen psychologists teamed as much as take a severe examine the U.S. conflict on terrorism. those specialists are led by way of the Chairman of an American mental organization activity strength charged with pinpointing the influence of our anti-terrorism efforts on American psychological healthiness. jointly, they current the main updated and interesting photo we now have of the fallout on our personal humans from our personal courses. The textual content spotlights stereotyping of foreigners, elevated household hate crimes, worry, melancholy and helplessness, in addition to elevated militancy and belligerence, particularly between scholars. possibly most annoying within the land of the unfastened, we additionally see expanding recognition of regulations on our own freedoms, and popularity of human rights violations.

Color-coded terrorism signals are issued, then lifted with out rationalization. fake alarms can, like crying wolf, desensitize humans to a true must be on alert. And that psychic numbing is only one impact mentioned during this booklet through fifteen psychologists teamed up for a serious examine the U.S. battle on terrorism. those specialists are led by way of the Chairman of the yank mental organization job strength charged with pinpointing the impression of our anti-terrorism efforts on America's psychological wellbeing and fitness. jointly, they current the main updated and fascinating photo we have now of the fallout on our personal humans from our personal courses. The textual content spotlights fueled stereotyping of foreigners, elevated family hate crimes, worry, melancholy and helplessness, in addition to expanding militancy and belligerence, particularly between scholars. maybe most annoying within the land of the unfastened, our realization is interested in growing to be popularity of regulations on our own freedoms, and popularity of human rights violations.

Contributors to this assortment goal to provide us a truth payment, what our nationwide reactions to terrorism were, how these reactions have affected the psyche of our humans and even if this has made us improved or weaker, and roughly more likely to be the objective for destiny attacks.

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I focus here on intergroup contact, given its relevance to the processes used in the US & THEM Program described later in this chapter. The Contact Hypothesis (Allport, 1954) is one of the most researched theories of intergroup conflict and prejudice. That research has demonstrated that a lessening of intergroup conflict and prejudice requires equal status between the conflicting groups, shared goals, personal contact (the chance to get to know out-group members as individuals), and endorsement of such contact by each group’s leaders.

The original measure of authoritarianism also has been replaced by other measures, most notably the Right Wing Authoritarian scale (RWA), developed by Altemeyer (1981). The RWA scale corrected some of the problems with Adorno’s measure and tapped three major beliefs: conventionalism, authoritarian aggression, and authoritarian submission. indd 31 7/8/2006 8:00:45 AM 32 Collateral Damage shown to correlate positively not only with political conservatism (Altemeyer, 1988), but also with beliefs in religious fundamentalism (Altemeyer & Hunsberger, 1992) and negative attitudes toward outgroup members (Laythe, Finkel, & Kirkpatrick, 2001).

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