Nuclear war anxiety and education : can a nuclear curriculum decrease nuclear war anxiety?
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Junior high school students who had taken a class on nuclear war issues were tested to see whether they would differ from students who hadn't. Students were compared with regard to levels of optimism, active hope, pessimism, powerlessness, and repression. In general, the two groups did not differ from one another, although there was a trend for those who had taken the class to show less repression .