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Psychology of Terrorism: Introduction to the Special Issue

Psychology of Terrorism: Introduction to the Special Issue


Despite the extraordinary social and political consequences often associated with terrorist violence, as well as our responses to it, psychological research on terrorist behavior is conspicuously underdeveloped. This special issue of American Psychologist presents a series of articles that showcase new conceptual, theoretical, and empirical advances in our understanding of terrorism. In doing so, it seeks to not merely summarize recent accomplishments, but to highlight the immense value of explicitly psychological research on these issues, far more of which is called for to realize the potential for informing solutions.

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Horgan, John G. 2017. "Psychology of Terrorism: Introduction to the Special Issue." American Psychologist 72 (April). http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/amp/72/3/199.html

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