The Potential for Inoculation Messages and Post-Inoculation Talk to Minimize the Social Impact of Politically Motivated Acts of Violence
The objective was to test whether precrisis inoculation‐stimulated conversations can positively impact key beliefs vital to the prosperity of a nation following an act of terrorism. The experiment introduced a precrisis inoculation message about the Department of Homeland Security prior to a simulated crisis portraying the downing of an aircraft. Results affirmed: that, compared to individuals in the control condition, inoculated individuals were less likely to believe that past failures of acts of terrorism resulted from terrorist incompetence; inoculated individuals indicated greater belief that the politically motivated acts of violence will not limit their future opportunities; and that interpersonal talk about such acts and the government's ability to effectively handle them were inversely associated with the likelihood of postponing air travel.
Getchell, Morgan C., "The Potential for Inoculation Messages and Post-Inoculation Talk to Minimize the Social Impact of Politically Motivated Acts of Violence" (2018). Faculty Research at Morehead State University. 812.