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(p. 116) The Strategy of Terrorism and the Psychology of Mass-Mediated Fear 

(p. 116) The Strategy of Terrorism and the Psychology of Mass-Mediated Fear
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(p. 116) The Strategy of Terrorism and the Psychology of Mass-Mediated Fear
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James N. Breckenridge

and Philip G. Maguen

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780195172492.003.0009
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date: 23 September 2020

Chapter 9 outlines the strategy of terrorism and the psychology of mass-mediated fear. It explores fear as a critical element of terrorist strategy, fear that is over and above personal fear and different from responses to other types of disasters, vulnerability, and public fears versus statistical odds, perceived risk and negativity bias, social amplification, the role of the media, and dispositional stereotypes and situational explanations of terrorists.

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