ERIC Number: EJ945025
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
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Reference Count: 81
The Expulsion from Disneyland: The Social Psychological Impact of 9/11
Morgan, G. Scott; Wisneski, Daniel C.; Skitka, Linda J.
American Psychologist, v66 n6 p447-454 Sep 2011
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.
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Terrorism, Social Attitudes, Public Opinion, Responses, Nationalism, Emergency Programs, Social Bias, Social Discrimination, Civil Rights, Political Issues, War, Trust (Psychology), Volunteers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: United States