Terrorism is designed to victimize the general population by striking fear and instability into the general population extending well beyond the immediate casualties. John DeMaggio explores the Maslow model of motivational theory as a mechanism for understanding the basis of this fear and instability. By applying simple techniques, rooted in Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, a government can take ownership of the response and mitigate the effects of a terrorist incident. Then use these to motivate the general population and instill confidence and stability in themselves and the government.
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