The September eleven attack was a tragedy that psychologically affected the whole world at large. This fact has been further emphasised by the study made available by the American Psychological Association.
During the course of this research, the political, psychological and social effects of the September eleven attacks have been examined by a team of professional psychologist's. The vast numbers of peer reviewed articles that have been published on the issue of the effects of the attacks illustrate the ways in which modern psychological practices are aiding members of society to come to terms with the horrific and tragic events that occurred during the September eleven attacks.
One such peer reviewed article is a article by a PHD wielding intellectual from the University of California' An introduction to 9/11: Ten Years Later' by Roxane Cohen Silver. This article contains a summarisation of the proceedings of the September eleven attacks and the effects of their aftermath on the general public. Other topics covered include the lessons that have been learned from individual, community and global responses; this provides the gateway to new forms of psychological studies.
Another article published on this dire matter is called 'The Expulsion from Disneyland: The Social Psychological impact of 9/11. This article was composed two PHD wielding individuals from the University of Illinois in Chicago, Linda J. Skitka and C. Wisneski. A Short exceprt of the message from this article:
United States citizens had adverse social reactions towards the September eleven attacks, this included prejudiced reactions but not all the reactions were of a negative nature, some were markedly positive such as the charitable donations and civic engagements that occurred following the attacks. Theories that are based on solid psychology aid in the explanation of the reasons why individuals experience such strong emotions when their very way of life comes under threat from terrorism.
Another article was produced in collaboration between Ben G. Adams, PHD, from the Columbia University and Doctor Laura Digrande, from the state psychiatry institute. The message of the article was as follows:
The acts of terrorism committed during the September eleven attacks have resulted in the oncoming of a considerable amount of posttraumatic stress disorder among the individuals that lost their close and loved ones during the attacks, in addition to the recovery personnel and firelighters who were present at the location of these attacks. Studies conducted over the previous ten year period has increased the comprehension of post traumatic stress disorder resulting from such stressful events as acts of terrorism.