The Psychology of Terrorism (Psychology of Everything) (Paperback)

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What is terrorism? Can anyone be radicalized? How can we respond to terrorist acts?

The Psychology of Terrorism seeks to explain why some acts of violence are considered terrorism and others are not, and why some individuals may be more susceptible to engaging in radical terrorist behavior. Debunking myths and lazy stereotypes, the book delves into some of the most shocking atrocities of our times to discuss the complex and varied psychological characteristics of individual terrorists, organized groups, and their acts.

Whilw there is no simple solution, The Psychology of Terrorism shows us that a growing reverse radicalization movement and modern interventionist techniques can give us hope for the future.

About the Author


Neil Shortland is Director of the Center for Terrorism and Security Studies, University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA. His research focuses on the psychological aspects of domestic and international security.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780367353315
ISBN-10: 0367353318
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: October 11th, 2020
Pages: 126
Language: English
Series: Psychology of Everything

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