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The Psychology of "The War on Terror" and Other Terms for Counterterrorism


The Psychology of "The War on Terror" and Other Terms for Counterterrorism

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On the eve of our national election, we realize that one challenging issue facing the next president is how to address terrorism and the options for counterterrorism. As psychological research has made clear, what he and his administration say about these issues will influence how the public thinks about them—and will affect our national and international policy. [For more on the power of words, see “When Words Decide,” by Barry Schwartz; Scientific American Mind, August/September 2007.]

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Kruglanski, Arie, and Martha Crenshaw, Jerrold Post, Jeff Victoroff. 2008. "The Psychology of." Scientific American Mind (October): 58-65. "The War on Terror" and Other Terms for Counterterrorism http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=the-psychology-of-the-war-on-terror

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