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Alarmism is excessive or exaggerated alarm about a real or imagined threat. In the news media, alarmism can be a form of yellow journalism where reports sensationalise a story to exaggerate small risks.
- 2009 flu pandemic
- 2012 phenomenon
- Cassandra complex
- Culture of fear (fear and anxiety in public discourse)
- False alarm
- Hypochondriasis (excessive fear of illness and physical harm)
- Mass hysteria (public fear in large populations)
- Moral panic (threat to societal values)
- Scaremongering or Fear mongering (use of fear to influence the opinions)
- Sociology of disaster (a special branch of sociology)
- The Boy Who Cried Wolf (the fable of Aesop)
- The Sky Is Falling (the fable of Chicken Little)
- Safety culture
- Conspiracy theory
- "The Risk of Poor Coverage of Risk". Columbia Journalism Review.
- P. Gilbert, Overcoming Depression (1999) p. 88-90
- T. Pitt-Aikens, Loss of the Good Authority (1989) p. 99
- M. Makovsky, Churchill's Promised Land (2007) p. 140-1
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