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The Psychology of Terrorism

Theoretical Understandings and Perspectives (Psychological Dimensions to War and Peace Series)

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Published by Praeger Publishers .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Sociology,
  • Political Freedom & Security - Terrorism,
  • Sociology, Social Studies,
  • General,
  • Prevention,
  • Psychological aspects,
  • Psychology,
  • Terrorism,
  • Terrorists

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsKlaus Schwab (Foreword), Chris E. Stout (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages4
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9898631M
    ISBN 100275978672
    ISBN 109780275978679

    Psychology of Terrorism Edited by Bruce Bongar, Lisa M. Brown, Larry E. Beutler, James N. Breckenridge, and Philip G. Zimbardo-This is the first comprehensive book on the psychology of terrorism.-Particularly relevant to the current events/interest. This edited book explores how psychology can be used to improve our understanding of terrorism and counterterrorism. This work firstly aims to provide balanced and objective insight into the psychology of terrorists; what their motivations are, what keeps them involved in terrorist groups, and what eventually forces most to end their active involvement in terrorism.

      Terrorism, Political Violence, and Extremism New Psychology to Understand, Face, and Defuse the Threat. by Chris E. Stout, Editor. According to the Global Terrorism Index, since , terrorism has claimed the lives of about , people—roughly as many as who died in the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima in   The book concludes with what this new psychology of terrorism means for understanding the terrorist and highlights what both researchers and the broader community can do to realistically engage the terrorist threat.3/5(2).

    Terrorism of the past ten years has been driven by the interface of psychology, morality, faith, religion, and politics. This modern terrorism reflects terrorists pursuit of their beliefs and the aggressive promotion of the exclusivity of their world-views at the expense of the lives of those who do not share them.4/5(3). The Psychology of Terrorism. When Jokes Aren't Just Jokes. advertisement. Find a Therapist. Get the help you need from a therapist near you–a FREE service from Psychology Today.


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John Horgan is Professor of Security Studies and Director of the Center for Terrorism and Security Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, USA. He is co-editor of The Future of Terrorism (Casswith Max Taylor) and the Terrorism Studies Reader (Routledgewith Kurt Braddock), and author of The Psychology of Terrorism (Routledge ), Walking Away Cited by: "Psychology of Terrorism is a must read for anyone interested in understanding the psychological roots of modern terrorism.

Its profoundness is overshadowed only by the impressive line of international experts it hosts from the field of psychology. The volume deals with the issue of modern terrorism in a way unprecedented in academic literature/5(4). During the past decade, we have witnessed a dramatic transformation in the nature and uses of terrorism.

In the 70s, it was often repeated that terrorists "want a lot of people watching, not a lot of people dead"; today, it is more accurate to say that terrorists want a lot of people dead, and even more people crippled by fear and grief.

A major strategic intent of. To understand the psychology of those who engage in terrorism, John Horgan draws on interviews with terrorists and analyzes current evidence to argue that only by asking the right questions about this complex problem, and by answering them with evidence, can we truly begin to understand the nature of terrorism and respond effectively.

The past decade has witnessed a dramatic transformation in the nature and use of political terrorism. Psychology of Terrorism is an indispensable resource in the field of psychology and terrorism.

Given the relative newness of the discipline, there is a great need for a text that covers relevant aspects of psychology related to terrorism. This online resource presents the newest. Some psychologists believe terrorism is most accurately viewed through a political lens.

Psychologist Clark McCauley, PhD, a co-investigator at START and director of the Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict at Bryn Mawr College, has come to see terrorism as "the warfare of the weak"—the means by which groups that lack.

This book is a great selection of studies regarding the psychology of terrorism and their victims, however, I was required to read it for a college course as /5. Book Description. This edited book explores how psychology can be used to improve our understanding of terrorism and counterterrorism.

This work firstly aims to provide balanced and objective insight into the psychology of terrorists; what their motivations are, what keeps them involved in terrorist groups, and what eventually forces most to end their active involvement in.

Investigator on the "Psychology of Terrorism" initiative for a US government agency. He is Past-President of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, and serves on the United Nations Roster of Experts in Terrorism.

Suggested Citation: Borum, R. Psychology of terrorism. Tampa: University of South Florida. This new edition of John Horgan's critically acclaimed book is fully revised and book presents a critical analysis of our existing knowledge and understanding of terrorist psychology.

Despite the on-going search for a terrorist pathology, the most insightful and evidence-based research to date not only illustrates the lack of any. In book: Routledge Handbook of Terrorism and Counterterrorism, Chapter: 1, Publisher: Routledge, pp a recurring fear among researchers is that the study of terrorism and counterterrorism.

Library of Congress – Federal Research Division The Sociology and Psychology of Terrorism 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: MINDSETS OF MASS DESTRUCTION New Types of Post-Cold War Terrorists In the s and s, it was commonly assumed that terrorist use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) would be counterproductive because such an actFile Size: 1MB.

Buy The Psychology of Terrorism (Political Violence) 2 by Horgan, John (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low /5(10). To understand the psychology of those who engage in terrorism, John Horgan draws on interviews with terrorists and analyzes current evidence to argue that only by asking the right questions about this complex problem, and by answering them with evidence, can we truly begin to understand the nature of terrorism and respond effectively/5.

The Psychology of Terrorism - CRC Press Book. This new edition of John Horgan's critically acclaimed book is fully revised and expanded. The book presents a critical analysis of our existing knowledge and understanding of terrorist psychology. Despite the on-going search for a terrorist pathology, the most insightful and evidence-based researc.

This article reviews the state of the art of available theories and data regarding the psychology of terrorism. Data and theoretical material were gathered from the world’s unclassified literature.

This edited book explores how psychology can be used to improve our understanding of terrorism and counterterrorism. This work firstly aims to provide balanced and objective insight into the psychology of terrorists; what their motivations are, what keeps them involved in terrorist groups, and what eventually forces most to end their active involvement in : $ Reviews 'John Horgan’s The Psychology of Terrorism is one of the best applications of a social science discipline (in this case, psychology) to explain the drivers that motivate individuals to become terrorists, function as terrorists, and, in ideal cases, disengage from terrorism.

Also included are some of the best treatments in the academic literature on how to define terrorism. The role of psychology in understanding terrorism has become much more important, and this book contributes to that improved understanding.'-- Max Taylor, University of St Andrews, UK 'One of the best applications of psychology to explain the drivers that motivate individuals to become terrorists, function as terrorists, and, in ideal cases /5(10).

Terrorism is certainly the scourge of our times. Considerable economic, military, political, and scientific resources are devoted these days to the “war on terrorism.” Psychological research is not only relevant but also essential to understanding this issue.

Indeed, the psychology of terrorism has become one of psychology’s major growth markets. Get this from a library! The psychology of terrorism. [John Horgan] -- John Horgan presents a detailed, critical analysis of our existing knowledge and understanding of terrorist psychology, and in doing so, highlights substantial shortcomings and limitations of the.The purpose of this book is to unpack the complexity of terrorism fears, and to present a new paradigm for understanding the psychology of terrorism.

As such, this book will present empirical and theoretical frameworks for understanding fear as a dynamic process that motivates and affects people on a myriad of levels, from the individual to.The Psychology of Terrorism: Edition 2 - Ebook written by John G.

Horgan. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Psychology of Terrorism: Edition /5(1).