• Terrorist
    initially psychopaths, that most terrorist are not obviously or consistently mentally ill and that there is yet no identified universal terrorist personality pattern. Terrorist have no common sociological or psychological characteristics. Demographic studies from the 1960s and 1970s constructed a...
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  • War on Terrorism
    and Psychology of Terrorism and sociological insights into international terrorist groups and individuals. Of particular interest is whether members of at least a dozen terrorist organizations in diverse regions of the world have any psychological or sociological characteristics in common that...
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  • The Roots and Origins of Islamic Terrorism
    charismatic leader to take the frustration of the many outcast people and channel it into a movement. In the words of Eric Hoffer, it is usually “an externalizing hatemongering leader” who “manipulates the slime of discontented souls.” (Hoffer 1989) Terrorist group leaders, such as Osama Bin Laden, are...
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  • The Psychological Framework
    distinguishes extremists who act violently from those who do not? What are the vulnerabilities of terrorist groups? How do terrorist organizations form, function, and fail? How and why do people enter, stay in, and leave terrorist organizations? Better Answers Through Better Questions While early...
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  • Trends in Modern International Terrorism
    be able to provide answers to fundamental questions at the core of terrorism research, such as: Psychology The field of psychology can provide answers to such questions as: Do terrorists have common psychological characteristics? Do terrorists have a psychological profile? Why do people become...
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  • Psychology of Terrorism
    purpose. Now here psychology plays an important role. The psychology of terrorism deals with the questions regarding the making of a terrorists i.e., how and why do people become terrorists and what characteristic those who do. Are they mentally unbalanced? Do they have common personality traits or...
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  • Homeland Security
    Many can assume there are common sociological and psychological characteristics found in each terrorist or terrorist organizations. Though it makes sense to say these groups of people are “crazy,” it is not proven that even characteristic is present in all terrorists. It has been said that there...
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  • Misconception of Arab Men
    psychological processes leading to terrorism, the author conceptualizes the terrorist act as the final step on a narrowing staircase. Although the vast majority of people, even when feeling deprived and unfairly treated, remain on the ground floor, some individuals climb up and are eventually recruited into...
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  • Terror
    . Socio-Economic John Wang/Getty Images Socio-economic explanations of terrorism suggest that various forms of deprivation drive people to terrorism, or that they are more susceptible to recruitment by organizations using terrorist tactics. Poverty, lack of education or lack of political freedom...
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  • Study
    fatal human losses as the deaths of all combined attacks by the IRA, ETA, Corsican separatists, right-wing extremists, and all other non-Muslim terrorists in Europe.42 ETA is an armed Basque terrorist organization active in France and Spain that has killed between 850 and 900 people since 1968.43...
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  • Terrorism
    recruit new members personally known to them, people whose backgrounds are known and who often have family ties to the organization. Intelligence penetration of organizations recruited in this way is extremely difficult. "I think that if a leader of a country is a terrorist like Oshama Bin Laden is...
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  • Terrorism
    traced back to Sergey Nechayev, who described himself as a "terrorist". Nechayev founded the Russian terrorist group "People's Retribution" (Народная расправа) in 1869. In November 2004, a United Nations Secretary General report described terrorism as any act "intended to cause death or serious...
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  • Intro to Terrorism
    related problems, social problems etc., suicidal, egoistic, irrational etc. * NB: These theories were developed to explain insurgencies not terrorism per se. * So, are there any common psychological denominators for terrorists at all? Yes – and this is important, because if only structural...
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  • Perception Pdf
    any other suicide, is basically an individual rather than a group phenomenon: it is done by people who wish to die for personal reasons. The terrorist framework simply offers an excuse (rather than the real drive) and the legitimation for carrying it out in a violent way Based on further analysis...
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  • Social Movement
    , economically, and emotionally. In brief, SM refers to a group of people and organizations identified by their common interests to certain set of beliefs/feelings within time and space to improve their welfare. The emergence and development of social movements (SM) have been explained by scholars...
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  • Terrorist Threats
    . Psychological Aspects People are not born terrorists; rather, they are socialized from youth to believe that violence is an acceptable means for achieving political goals”.5 The ultimate goal of the organization in retention and recruitment is to induce a strong psychological edge on the individuals within...
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  • Paper
    , today there is a much more diverse picture of “the terrorist”. In fact, the outstanding common characteristic of individuals involved in terrorism is their normality (Crenshaw, 1981: 390). Terrorism is often the connecting link among varying personalities and apart from the results of socio...
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  • War on Terrorism-Exposing Its Origin
    voice to alternative viewpoints, a view expressed by Paul Watson who has stated that controlled media is responsible for terrorism, because "you cannot get your information across any other way". Paul Watson's organization Sea Shepherd has itself been branded "eco-terrorist", although it claims to...
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  • Test
    mission. Some claim that attempts to profile terrorists based on personality, physical, or sociological traits are not useful.[89] The physical and behavioral description of the terrorist could describe almost any normal person.[90] However, the majority of terrorist attacks are carried out by military...
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  • terrorism
    mentally disturbed, thanks to much empirical research, today there is a much more diverse picture of “the terrorist”. In fact, the outstanding common characteristic of individuals involved in terrorism is their normality (Crenshaw, 1981: 390). Terrorism is often the connecting link among varying...
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