The Psychology of the Nation

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Just as the country was beginning to heal from watching the largest attack on our soil in history, anthrax attacks have shut down Congress and put the nation back on edge. The issues and fears we are dealing with — large-scale attacks and insidious biological assaults in our own country — were unimaginable. A decade of confidence has given way to an age where we fear airplanes; the mail; and public transportation. How is the nation holding up under this tremendous psychological stress? Is the constant coverage on CNN a comfort or a further source of anxiety?


Gail Chaddock, covers Congress for The Christian Science Monitor;
Dr. Ian Miller, clinical psychologist and Red Cross volunteer

This program aired on October 17, 2001.


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