Emotional Processes and Responses to Terrorism

Graduate student Rachel Steele and Professor Brian Lickel have studied how individual differences in chronic emotion regulation and ingroup identification influence how people respond to intergroup threats.  For example, in a recent study they examined how people’s tendencies to rumination about revenge seeking and their level of national identification modulate the extent to which they respond to foreign calls for terrorism with increased bias and anger against Muslims.

Photo: Rachel Steele and Brian Lickel