The Invasion from Mars by Hadley CantrilThe Invasion from Mars by Hadley Cantril

The Invasion from Mars

byHadley Cantril

Paperback | July 14, 2014

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Hadley Cantril's study was launched immediately after the broadcast to give an account of people's reactions and an answer to the question, Why the panic? Originally published by Princeton University Press in 1940, the book explores the latent anxieties that lead to mass hysteria.

Originally published in 1982.

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Title:The Invasion from MarsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:242 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.98 inPublished:July 14, 2014Publisher:Princeton University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0691613974

ISBN - 13:9780691613970

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Table of Contents


  • FrontMatter,pg. i
  • Contents,pg. v
  • Preface (1966),pg. vi
  • Preface (1940),pg. ix
  • I. "Incredible as it may seem" THE BROADCAST (Script by Howard Koch),pg. 1
  • II. "It was something terrible" THE NATURE AND EXTENT OF THE PANIC,pg. 47
  • III. "It didn't sound like a play" HOW THE STIMULUS WAS EXPERIENCED,pg. 67
  • IV. " We'd better do something" DESCRIPTION OF REACTIONS,pg. 87
  • V. "I figured" CRITICAL ABILITY,pg. 111
  • VI. "I'm so worried" CONDITIONS INHIBITING CRITICAL ABILITY,pg. 127
  • VII. "Being in a troublesome world" THE HISTORICAL SETTING,pg. 153
  • VIII. "My background" THE INDIVIDUAL CASE,pg. 167
  • IX. "Jitters have come to roost" WHY THE PANIC?,pg. 189
  • Appendix A. Miscellaneous information,pg. 207
  • Appendix B. Interview schedule,pg. 211
  • Appendix C. Tables,pg. 221
  • Index,pg. 223