Perceptions of terrorism are characterized by the perception of intentionality


Research in the area of risk perception has particularly focused on the fact that terrorism is followed by the perception of intentionality, which evokes greater outrage and more frequent aggressive behaviour in people in relation to events that are perceived as unintentional (Bohm & Pfister, 2000; Nerb & Spada, 2001; Rudski et al., 2011). Additionally, studies have shown that a low objective likelihood of a terrorist attack is accompanied with a very high level of perceived risk in people (Mueller, 2007).

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