Tuesday, June 18, 2002
How has our world changed since the attacks on 9/11 and the anthrax incidents that followed so closely thereafter? Social scientists have found that Americans are less secure and more likely to spend time with their families, and that they feel vulnerable to biological terrorism but that perceived susceptibility can be ameliorated with education about how to minimize risk. They also have found that it is not only Americans that have changed: so too have attitudes towards the West among the Islamic public in the Middle East.
Michael Traugott, Professor and Chair, Department of Communication Studies, and Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Six Months Later: American Attitudes and Beliefs Changed by 9/11
Len Lecci, Professor, Department of
Psychology, University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Dale Cohen, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Mansoor Moaddel, Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti.
Moderator: Howard J. Silver, Ph.D., Executive Director, Consortium of Social Science Associations
American Political Science Association
American Psychological Association
American Sociological Association
Consortium of Social Science Associations
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