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Handbook of Personal Security

Edited by: Patrick J. Carroll , Robert M. Arkin , Aaron L. Wichman

Print publication date:  May  2015
Online publication date:  April  2015

Print ISBN: 9781848726758
eBook ISBN: 9781315713595
Adobe ISBN: 9781317498476

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The issue of psychological security within an increasingly unstable, interconnected world has become a defining challenge of modern individual and cultural life. The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 and the global financial crisis that unfolded in 2008 have intensified a sense of global and personal insecurity. This concern with psychological insecurity is reflected in contemporary culture, politics, the business world, consumer behavior, the arts, and other areas.

Within this context, the psychological sciences have kept pace, vigorously investigating these issues. This handbook features the latest theory and research examining cognitive, emotional, and behavioral responses to security threats. It expands the conceptual focus from specific security threats to the broader range of antecedents, processes, and consequences of psychological security/insecurity.

The chapters are organized into four content areas: personal security in individual contexts, personal security in interpersonal contexts, personal security with cultural and health contexts, and interdisciplinary analyses of personal security. They represent a new and vibrant area of research unified by the common goal of understanding the factors that shape a sense of personal security. Together, these provocative chapters provide specific starting points that will shape future theory, policy, and practice on this dominant social issue of the 21st Century and, more importantly, offer opportunities to connect social and personality psychology to its scientific kin.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introducing Handbook of Personal Security  Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Security and Uncertainty in Contemporary Delayed-Return Cultures Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Being Threatened and Being a Threat can Increase Reliance on Thoughts Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Psychological Insecurity and Leadership Styles Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The Psychology of Defensiveness Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The Same, Only Different Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Narcissism and Protection Against Social Threat Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Regulating Relationship Security of Chronically Insecure Partners Download PDF
Chapter  9:  An Attachment Perspective on Personal Security Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Attachment Security and Prosociality Download PDF
Chapter  11:  A Goal Circumplex Model of Security Strivings in Social and Cultural Contexts Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Ostracism Threatens Personal Security Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Healthy and Fragile Interpersonal Security Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Security Seeking in a Regulatory Focus Whodunit Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Achieving Existential Security through Symbolically Fusing Secular and Religious Sources of Control and Order Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Responding to Psychological Threats with Deliberate Ignorance Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Uncertainty in Healthcare Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Further Reflections on the Pursuit of Psychological Security in Daily Life Download PDF
Chapter  19:  “Fear Appeals” and Security in American Foreign Relations Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Terrorism, Personal Security, and Responsible Policy Making Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Secure in their Beliefs Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The Ecology and Evolution of Personal Security Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Interdisciplinary Insights into Personal Security Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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