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9/11 Psychology: Just How Resilient Were We?



Driving Under the Influence (of Stress): Regional Effects of 9/11 Attacks on Driving A number of studies have shown that people who lived closest to the sites of the 9/11 […]... More>

Text Messages Reveal the Emotional Timeline of September 11, 2001

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 have been called the defining moment of our time. Thousands of people died and the attacks had huge individual and collective consequences, including two wars. But less is known about the immediate emotional reactions to the attacks. For a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, researchers analyzed text messages sent on September 11, 2001 for emotional words. They found spiking anxiety and steadily increasing anger through that fateful day.... More>

Anger trumped terror on 9/11

If a terrorist attack provokes mostly anger instead of fear, does that mean it has failed? It’s an intriguing question in light of a new study, which tracked Americans’ negative […]... More>

Presidential Column

Sense-Making Before and After September 11

Very little seems to have changed in the little college town in which I live. The weather has turned cool, and the maples are turning red along the street that […]... More>