Impact of Terror Threat

November 2014

 I then talked about how people appraise risk generally and that both emotional and cognitive factors are intimately connected in the perception of any risk.   I talked about the various strategies that people use when they appraise a fear threat as severe but they cannot personally do that much to prevent  it, except be vigilant.  I pointed out that they often use a variety of defence mechanisms to deal with the fear itself, to differentiate national threat from personal threat, and this seems to work for many.