Accession Number : ADA185364

Title :   The Study of the Physical and Psychological Impact of Terrorism on Americans and Their Families Residing in Europe.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Kostick, Gary T

PDF Url : ADA185364

Report Date : Jan 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 125

Abstract : For those Americans who are living, working or traveling overseas, the above quotations hold a special meaning because each explicitly describes why their lives have been so adversely impacted. Coping with the pressures and stress created by this environment demands much from those living under the thumb of terrorism. This thesis will examine and discuss how the life-style of these Americans has been impacted and changed; also their perceptions of terrorism and their responses to it. This is an important issue because terrorism is a very serious and possibly deadly problem facing Americans abroad. It necessitates that special precautions and preparations be considered and adopted to adequately protect and prepare oneself and one's family for what lies ahead. This must be done so that they may successfully cope and deal with the psychological, physical and emotional pressures which are exerted upon them by this unique environment.

Descriptors :   *THREATS, *TERRORISM, *STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, FAMILY MEMBERS, UNITED STATES, RESIDENTIAL SECTION, EUROPE, IMPACT, SAFETY, ANXIETY, PRESSURE, TRAVEL, SURVEYS

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology
      Psychology
      Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE