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Citation

Morgan GS, Wisneski DC, Skitka LJ. Am. Psychol. 2011; 66(6): 447-454.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2011, American Psychological Association)

DOI

10.1037/a0024772

PMID

21823778

Abstract

People expressed many different reactions to the events of September 11th, 2001. Some of these reactions were clearly negative, such as political intolerance, discrimination, and hate crimes directed toward targets that some, if not many, people associated with the attackers. Other reactions were more positive. For example, people responded by donating blood, increasing contributions of time and money to charity, and flying the American flag. The goal of this article is to review some of Americans' negative and positive reactions to 9/11. We also describe two frameworks, value protection and terror management theory, that provide insights into Americans' various reactions to the tragedy of 9/11. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved).


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