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The Psychology Of Terrorism Fears

Author : Samuel Justin Sinclair
ISBN : 9780195388114
Genre : Psychology
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The psychology of terrorism, in its most basic form, is about fear. Although academics continue to debate the meaning of terrorism, the end result for victims of terrorism is very often fear and terror. The purposes of this book are to unpack the complexity of terrorism fears and to present a new paradigm for understanding the psychology of terrorism. As such, this book presents empirical and theoretical frameworks for understanding fear as a dynamic process that motivates and affects people on a myriad of levels.

The Political Psychology Of Terrorism Fears

Author : Daniel Antonius, PhD
ISBN : 9780199925926
Genre : Political Science
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The Political Psychology of Terrorism Fears examines how emotional responses to terrorism, and specifically, fear, impact on political processes in multiple international contexts. The volume presents an integrated collection of empirical and theoretical studies and discusses the implications of this body of research.

Psychology Of Terrorism

Author : Bruce Michael Bongar
ISBN : 9780195172492
Genre : Psychology
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The past decade has witnessed a dramatic transformation in the nature and use of political terrorism. This text is an indispensable resource in the field of psychology and terrorism for mental health clinicians, medical care providers, educators, researchers, and others who respond to acts of terroism.

Primary Theories Of Crime And Victimization

Author : James R. Jones Ph.D.
ISBN : 9781524539375
Genre : Law
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This text examines the primary causes of crime and victimization while exploring criminological and victimization theories. This text is unique because it allows the student to become familiar with theories of crime causation while reviewing relevant research. Four of the chapters of the text are considered application chapters, which have criminological and sociological research that include the theoretical framework of the theory covered in the chapter. The aforementioned allows the student to see the theory from a practical research perspective.

Does Terrorism Work

Author : Richard English
ISBN : 9780199607853
Genre : History
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Terrorism is one of the most significant security threats that we face in the twenty-first century. Not surprisingly, there is now a plethora of books on the subject, offering definitions of what terrorism is and proffering advice on what causes it and how states should react to it. But one of the most important questions about terrorism has, until now, been left remarkably under-scrutinized: does it work? Richard English now brings thirty years of professional expertise studying terrorism to the task of answering this complex - and controversial - question. Focussing principally on four of the most significant terrorist organizations of the last fifty years (al-Qaida, the Provisional IRA, Hamas, and ETA), and using a wealth of interview material with former terrorists as well as those involved in counter-terrorism, he argues that we need a far more honest understanding of the degree to which terrorism actually works - as well as a more nuanced insight into the precise ways in which it does so. Only then can we begin to grapple more effectively with what has become one of the most challenging and eye-catching issues of our time.

Weapons Of Mass Psychological Destruction And The People Who Use Them

Author : Larry C. James Ph.D.
ISBN : 9781440837555
Genre : Political Science
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A must-read for every concerned citizen, this absorbing book goes inside the mind of the psychological terrorist to look at what motivates him to act and to choose the weapon he does. • Details the science and psychology of WMPD in relation to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive weapons, explaining why a terrorist chooses a specific type of a weapon • Examines who becomes a WMPD terrorist and why • Highlights how and why a suicide bomber is made as well as how, why, and where he will kill to do the most psychological damage • Includes case examples drawn from interviews with terrorists at Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib and from analysis of events including the Boston Marathon bombing • Lays out prevention strategies that can decrease the likelihood of an attack

The Psychology Of Terrorism Clinical Aspects And Responses

Author : Chris E. Stout
ISBN : 0275978664
Genre : Psychology
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This four-volume set provides a mixture of opinions and perspectives from academics, thinkers, activists, and clinicians on factors related to terrorism. The four volumes focus respectively on a public understanding, clinical aspects and responses, theoretical understandings and perspectives, and programs and practices in response and prevention. Coverage includes historical contexts; group dynamics; social, behavioral, psychological, psychopathological and evolutionary issues; forensics; and global perspectives on topics such as understanding and empathy, hate, sexism, and bias, prejudice and racism. Topics also include state terrorism, countering international terrorism using perspectives from international psychology, and the role of resilience in the aftermath of terror.

The Psychology Of Terrorism A Public Understanding

Author : Chris E. Stout
ISBN : 0275978656
Genre : Psychology
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Responding directly to 9/11, an outstanding interdisciplinary group of academics, clinicians, and activists from around the world united to produce this clear exploration of terrorism. Contributors, including Pulitzer Prize-winner Dr. John E. Mack, present an enormous range of terror-related factors in this important multivolume set. Following a foreword by Professor Klaus Schwab, president and founder of the World Economic Forum, chapters address terror and violence perpetrated by children, compare terrorists to cultists, and separate the fact, fiction, and hysteria surrounding bioterrorism. Other topics include: Historical contexts Group dynamics Social and behavioral issues Psychological and psychopathological issues Evolutionary issues Forensics Also presented are global perspectives on issues such as: Understanding and empathy Bias, prejudice, and racism Hate Sexism Additional subjects include state terrorism, countering international terrorism using perspectives from international psychology, and the role of resilience in terror's aftermath. Forged with a combination of talents and viewpoints rarely seen in the worlds of academia and activism, these volumes advance knowledge and understanding as a framework for considering responses to terrorism."

New Research On The Psychology Of Fear

Author : Paul L. Gower
ISBN : UVA:X004898537
Genre : Psychology
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Fear is a normal human emotional reaction - it is a built-in survival mechanism with which we are all equipped. Fear is a reaction to danger that involves both the mind and body. It serves a protective purpose - signalling us of danger and preparing us to deal with it. The major components of fear are sensations, feelings, cognitions and behaviours. Fear can be individual or collective such as expressed in the national fear in the United States related to terrorism. The Washington DC sniper attacks caused widespread fear in a large geographic region far out of proportion to the real danger. Individuals must cope with fear on a daily basis in a myriad of forms: financial fears, health fears, relationship conflict fears, dental appointments, fears about the future etc. This new book collects important research, which helps shed light on important issues in this field which touches all of us each day.

Psychology Of Terrorism

Author : Chris E. Stout
ISBN : 0275982076
Genre : Political Science
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Selected chapters from the acclaimed 4-volume set, The Psychology of Terrorism.

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