Fostering Resilience in Response to Terrorism: A Fact Sheet for Psychologists Working With Adults
American Psychological Association
Terrorism is the "systematic threat or use of unpredicted violence by organized groups to achieve a political objective. Terrorism`s impact has been magnified by the deadliness of modern-day weapons and the ability of mass communications to inform the world of such acts" (Merriam Webster, 2000). This remarkably insightful definition, written more than a year prior to the devastating attacks on our nation, is supported by studies conducted by psychological researchers in the aftermath of these attacks.
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