Terror salience and punishment: Does terror salience induce threat to social order?

@article{Fischer2007TerrorSA,
  title={Terror salience and punishment: Does terror salience induce threat to social order?},
  author={P. Fischer and Tobias Greitemeyer and Andreas Kastenm{\"u}ller and D. Frey and S. Osswald},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Social Psychology},
  year={2007},
  volume={43},
  pages={964-971}
}
In recent times, international terrorism has become one of the most serious concerns of the modern Western world. As a consequence, the risk and fear of terrorism is more salient in people’s minds (i.e. terror salience), which is supposed to affect behavioral responses in our society. The present research suggests that increased punishment of violations of criminal laws is one societal reaction to increased terror salience. It was consistently shown that increased terror salience, induced by… Expand
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