|Note: This Assignment is due by Day 3, prior to the Discussion.|
If a major goal of terrorism is to destabilize a population and create psychological chaos, it follows that counterterrorism measures, such as those that focus on preparedness and prevention, stabilize, and create order in communities.
For this Assignment, you will consider prevention and/or preparedness strategies for the community in which you live, that may be effective in mitigating the psychological effects of terrorism.
To prepare for this Assignment:
· Review Chapter 24 in the course text Psychology of Terrorism. Reflect on the phases of disaster and consider how individuals, families, communities, and nations might psychologically prepare for a terrorist attack.
· Review Chapter 25 in the course text Psychology of Terrorism. Think about how resilience and other related outcomes may be achieved in relation to traumatic events such as terrorist attacks.
· Review the course media, “Prevention,” with Drs. Berger, Medrano, and Staub. Consider how specific prevention and preparedness strategies may mitigate the psychological effects of terrorism.
· Reflect on the community in which you live and select two prevention and/or preparedness strategies that may mitigate the psychological effects of terrorism that the community experiences, or may experience.
· Consider the effectiveness of each strategy that you selected in terms of how it may mitigate the psychological effects of terrorism in the community.
The Assignment (2–3 pages)
· Describe at least two prevention and/or preparedness strategies that may mitigate the psychological effects of terrorism for the community in which you live. In your description, be clear about the specific nature of your community (e.g., rural or urban) and how those factors impact the strategies you have chosen to analyze.
· Explain how each prevention and/or preparedness strategy you described may be effective in mitigating the psychological effects of terrorism in your community, using specific examples in your explanation.
Support your Assignment with specific references to the resources. Be sure to provide full APA citations for your references.