Psychological Aspects of Terrorism

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This theory states that recruits to terrorism are young, lack self esteem and are seeking to consolidate their identities.
This theory states that recruits to terrorism have a damaged self image due to lack of motherly love, this creates rage and is transferred as a source onto others.
This theory states that the recruit has a damaged self image, splitting their personality. Their grandiose self is idealized while their devalued weak side is externalized onto oth
This theory states that political violence may satisfy innate needs for stimulation and risk.
This theory states that reduced or damaged brain functions and capacity may be responsible for violent behavior.
This theory states that due to a blockage of a goal, anger and aggression are used to remove it.
List the three processes of deligitmation:
Destructive conduct made acceptable by portraying it as serving a moral purpose.
Conferring respectable status on reprehensible activities (masking bad behavior with respectable terms)
Your own behavior is contrasted with other, seemingly worse, behavior.
Viewing your own actions as resulting from the dictates of others.
Obscuring the link between the cause and consequences.
Selective inattention (ignoring the negative consequences of certain activities)
Divests people of their human qualities.
Conduct is views as compelled by provocation.
This theory assumes that repeated processes take time and puts emphasis on the group process. Individuals use mechanisms to show they are not responsible for their actions.
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What are the four stages of Radicalization?
This type of group dynamic requires complete allegiance, discourages relations with outsiders and may be a rational choice for security considerations.
Members share a common fate, there are severe punishments and consequences for dissenters. What is this dynamic called?
This group dynamic may cause the group to become more concerned with itself than its goals, may encourage political violence as a form of deflecting internal strife.
What is (HIS)?
After which war did PTSD become prominent?
This theory states that groups from an in-group and an out-group, while placing higher value on the in-group.
This occurs when a someone is exposed to trauma and experiences a reoccuring symptom such as flashbacks, difficulty concentrating and inability to recall aspects of the trauma.
In hostage situations the Government leader uses indiscriminate openness to all information, frantically searches for cues to a solution without careful attention to the likelihood
In hostage situations the Government leader shifts responsibility under stress, and creates tendencies for group think.
In the staircase to Terrorism, this floor sees the need to respond to deprivation by channeling their aggression as a group in some form.
This floor contains a large group of people who agree on a number of issues that can be split by the their ideas of tactics towards them.
This floor utilizes the us vs. them mentality, categorical thinking and perceives the legitimacy of their cause.
This floor contains the actual terrorist act, sidestepping the inhibitory mechanism, civilians are categorized as the out-group.
This floor contains tactics of isolation, secrecy, fear, parallel lives. These tactics are used to morally disengage the members to commit an act of terrorism.
This floor perceives the option to fight unfair treatment, they view themselves as deprived or suppressed.

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Created Sep 4, 2011ReportNominate
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