American and Soviet adolescents' attitudes towards the future: The relationship between fear of nuclear war and optimism

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Jonathan R. Tudge, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Despite continuing efforts to achieve a major and lasting arms control agreement, the existence of large numbers of nuclear weapons is perceived by many as constituting a grave threat to the future of the world. This concern is not restricted just to adults: children and adolescents have indicated that they, too, fear a nuclear war. In conversations with psychologists and psychiatrists, children have revealed stark images of such a war, and have indicated that their plans for the future are affected by those fears. Survey research also suggests that significant percentages of children and adolescents worry about nuclear war.

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International Journal of Mental Health. 19(4), 58-84
Language: English
Date: 1991
USSR, Soviet Union, United States, nuclear war, pessimism, optimism

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