Week 5 Assignment: Terror Management Theory in Practice
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a recent terror event, one occurring with the last five (5) years,
examine the practicality of the terror management theory (TMT).
the opening of your work, provide an overview of the TMT, noting the
critical aspects of the theory, to demonstrate a clear understanding of
what the theory is and how it can be applied in various circumstances.
explore your selected terror event, discussing the ways in which the
TMT might be applied to improving the understanding of the survivors’
coping and recovery following the terror event.
addressing the applicability of the TMT to the selected event, consider
the survivors’ cognitive, social, cultural, and intellectual conditions
as factors of influence that might skew perceptions of death and
with detail and clear examination of the available scholarly resources,
why these factors should be examined in the discussion and how, or if,
they affect disaster behavioral health outcomes.
you wrap up your work, briefly discuss the appropriateness of the use
of the TMT as it compares to other theories attempting to rationalize
survivor thoughts and behaviors following terror events.
a single theory upon which you will make the contrast, clearly
identifying the foundational tenants of the theory, making a solid case
for which theory is most appropriate.
Work should be submitted in a Word document (doc. or docx.) or other compatible word processing document, and be 4 to 6 pages in length, excluding the required title and reference page.
Scholarly sources should be cited both in-text and on the reference page of the submission. A minimum of two academic, scholarly sources are required to be cited in the work.
Submissions should be formatted per 6th
edition (revised) APA standards. For assistance and resources on APA
formatting style, please see the APUS Writing Center at Writing@APUS.
Week 5 assignment should be submitted by SUNDAY of Week 5, NLT 11:55 pm
ET to the Week 5 Assignment Link accessed through the Assignments Link
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all course assignments and can be found in the course syllabus.