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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Shock may refer to:


Social sciences


  • Shock or Acute stress reaction, a psychological condition in response to terrifying events
  • Shell shock, the reaction of soldiers in World War I to the trauma of battle

Physical sciences

Arts and entertainment

  • Shock art, contemporary art that creates a shocking experience
  • Shock jock, a radio broadcaster who entertains in a way that may be offensive
  • Shock site, a website that is intended to be offensive or shocking to most viewers

Books and documentary


  • Shock rock, a genera of rock music with elements of theatrical shock


  • Shock tactics, a close quarter battle tactic, usually done by specially trained shock troops
  • Shock troops, troops trained for shock tactics, usually heavy cavalry or infantry
  • Shock and awe, a plan to overwhelm an adversary's perception and destroy its will to fight

Other uses

See also

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