Emotional and political reactions to representations of terrorism (2009–2011)
In the era of the Internet, international terrorists communicate their grievances and threats directly to audiences around the world. Australians are also inundated with images of terrorism in the media. The proposed research will enable us to formulate, for the first time, an integrative account of people s emotional and political responses to these representations of terrorism. This will represent significant progress in theoretical frameworks of persuasion, affect, political attitudes, and citizenship behaviour. It will also have applied benefits in terms of (1) understanding how Australians engage with the global environment and (2) developing effective counter-terrorism education strategies.