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In this study the question that was being tested is, does terrorism affect the manner that school-age kids recognize the facial expressions that are being exhibited by people around them. The factor in this experiment was whether the participant was via a specific terrorist attack. The working hypothesis was that children who went through a traumatic experience, like a terrorist attack, might be not able to identify a variety of sayings of facial emotion. The introduction for this experiment was very intriguing. "On September 1, 2004, armed multinational terrorists (Chechens, Ingush) obtained hostage about 1,200 kids and adults in School Number 1 in the Russian town of Beslan (Republic of North Ossetia-Alania). The terrorists kept the school under siege for 3 days, through which all hostages were denied water, food, and medication. Hundreds of them were jammed to the school gym, in which the heat was intolerable. In these conditions, many children died of dehydration; many others got their urine to survive" (Scrimin, Moscardino, Capello, Altoe, & Axia, 2009). To some this may be the worst thing to see, but when I read this I try to comprehend exactly what the terrorists and the hostages were believing. I am not saying, but that I condone this type of activity. The introduction goes on to explain some of the additional items that went on in these three days and gives a few short quotes from people who lived through it. Prior research for the consequences of terrorism over the capability of kids to properly discover the feelings being expressed facially has suggested that kids who have been through a terrorist attack will be in a higher prospect of creating anxiety, depression, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (Scrimin...