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The Wiley handbook of the psychology of mass shootings

Author: Laura Wilson
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, MA : Wiley Blackwell, 2017. ©2017
Series: Wiley clinical psychology handbooks
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The chapters in this book are topically broad, and the contributors represent numerous fields (e.g., communication, criminal justice, criminology, psychiatry, psychology, sociology) and countries (e.g., Finland, Norway, United States)"--

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Wilson
ISBN: 9781119047933 1119047935
OCLC Number: 946908153
Description: xvii, 414 pages ; 26 cm.
Contents: Notes on Contributors vii Preface xv Part I: Background on Mass Shootings 1 1 Challenges to the Empirical Investigation of Mass Shootings 3Andrew J. Smith and Michael Hughes 2 The Patterns and Prevalence of Mass Public Shootings in the United States, 1915-2013 20Grant Duwe 3 Explaining Mass Shootings: Types, Patterns, and Theories 36James Alan Fox and Jack Levin Part II: The Psychology of Perpetrators 57 4 The Development of Rampage Shooters: Myths and Uncertainty in the Search for Causes 59Benjamin Winegard and Christopher J. Ferguson 5 Biosocial Perspective of Proactive Aggression: Applications to Perpetrators of Mass Shootings 77Jonathan Waldron and Angela Scarpa 6 The Challenge of Predicting Dangerousness 96Sara Chiara Haden Part III: The Role of Media in the Aftermath of Mass Shootings 115 7 The Influence of Media on Public Attitudes 117Jaclyn Schildkraut and H. Jaymi Elsass 8 Social Media and News Coverage as Vicarious Exposure 136Carolyn R. Fallahi 9 The Role of Technology in Expressions of Grief 153Kenneth A. Lachlan 10 The Impact of Journalism on Grieving Communities 170Henna Haravuori, Noora Berg, and Mauri Marttunen Part IV: Psychological Considerations for Impacted Individuals 189 11 Mental Health Outcomes Following Direct Exposure 191Laura C. Wilson 12 Psychosocial Functioning Within Shooting?]Affected Communities: Individual?] and Community?]Level Factors 210Heather Littleton, Julia C. Dodd, and Kelly Rudolph 13 Postdisaster Psychopathology Among Rescue Workers Responding to Multiple?]Shooting Incidents 229Geoff J. May and Carol S. North 14 Distress Among Journalists Working the Incidents 247Klas Backholm Part V: Clinical Interventions for Impacted Individuals 265 15 Empirically Based Trauma Therapies 267Thea Gallagher, Natalie G. Gay, Anu Asnaani, and Edna B. Foa 16 Public Relief Efforts From an International Perspective 293Kari Dyregrov, Atle Dyregrov, and Pal Kristensen 17 Mental Health Service Utilization Following Mass Shootings 312Andrew J. Smith, Katharine Donlon Ramsdell, Michael F. Wusik, and Russell T. Jones 18 Resiliency and Posttraumatic Growth 331Andrea M. Despotes, David P. Valentiner, and Melissa London Part VI: Prevention, Ethics, and Future Directions 351 19 Threat Assessment and Violence Prevention 353Dewey Cornell and Pooja Datta 20 Ethical Conduct of Research in the Aftermath of Mass Shootings 372Elana Newman, Chelsea Shotwell Tabke, and Betty Pfefferbaum 21 Future Directions 388Danny Axsom Index 401
Series Title: Wiley clinical psychology handbooks
Other Titles: Handbook of the psychology of mass shootings
Responsibility: edited by Laura C. Wilson.


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