9/11, Act II

  title={9/11, Act II},
  author={Wolfgang Gaissmaier and Gerd Gigerenzer},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={1449 - 1454}
Terrorists can strike twice—first, by directly killing people, and second, through dangerous behaviors induced by fear in people’s minds. Previous research identified a substantial increase in U.S. traffic fatalities subsequent to the September 11 terrorist attacks, which were accounted for as due to a substitution of driving for flying, induced by fear of dread risks. Here, we show that this increase in fatalities varied widely by region, a fact that was best explained by regional variations… 

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