publication . Other literature type . Article . 2015

Cumulative Exposure to Prior Collective Trauma and Acute Stress Responses to the Boston Marathon Bombings

Dana Rose Garfin; E. Alison Holman; Roxane Cohen Silver;
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  • Published: 20 Apr 2015
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Country: Algeria
© The Author(s) 2015 The role of repeated exposure to collective trauma in explaining response to subsequent community-wide trauma is poorly understood. We examined the relationship between acute stress response to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and prior direct and indirect media-based exposure to three collective traumatic events: the September 11, 2001 (9/11) terrorist attacks, Superstorm Sandy, and the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Representative samples of residents of metropolitan Boston (n = 846) and New York City (n = 941) completed Internet-based surveys shortly after the Boston Marathon bombings. Cumulative direct exposure and indirect expo...
free text keywords: Humans, Terrorism, September 11 Terrorist Attacks, History, 21st Century, Internet, Adolescent, Adult, Middle Aged, New York City, Boston, Female, Male, Bombs, Mass Casualty Incidents, Young Adult, Surveys and Questionnaires, Psychological Trauma, acute stress, collective trauma, Injury (total) Accidents/Adverse Effects, Experimental Psychology, Psychology, Cognitive Sciences
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