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Observer Article

Motivation, Ideology, and the Social Process in Radicalization

A team of interdisciplinary researchers, including psychological scientists, is part of a federal research initiative to study why people become radicals. ... More>

An Indirect Damage of Terror Attacks: Higher Traffic Fatalities

Estimating Risk

Repeated Exposure to Media Images of Traumatic Events May Be Harmful to Mental and Physical Health

From 24-hour cable news to YouTube and Twitter, today’s mass media can turn local disasters into international events within minutes, transmitting the impact of a disaster far beyond those who are directly exposed. ... More>

Fear and Driving Opportunity Motivated Changes in Driving Behavior After 9/11

A catastrophic event – such as a terrorist attack, a natural disaster, or market collapse – often strikes twice. There is the damage caused by the event itself, as lives are lost or left in ruin. But there is also the second act, catalyzed by our response to the catastrophic event. This second act has the potential to cause just as much damage as the first. ... More>