Understanding Terrorism: Psychological Roots, Consequences and Interventions / Edition 1

Understanding Terrorism: Psychological Roots, Consequences and Interventions / Edition 1

by Fathali M. Moghaddam, Anthony J. (Eds.) Marsella
     
 

ISBN-10: 1591470323

ISBN-13: 9781591470328

Pub. Date: 08/28/2003

Publisher: American Psychological Association

Understanding Terrorism brings the many resources of psychological science and practice to bear on the problem of terrorism by providing empirically based theory and interventions for understanding, intervening, and preventing this challenge to international security. The volume addresses many of the conceptual and definitional issues associated with terrorism,

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Understanding Terrorism brings the many resources of psychological science and practice to bear on the problem of terrorism by providing empirically based theory and interventions for understanding, intervening, and preventing this challenge to international security. The volume addresses many of the conceptual and definitional issues associated with terrorism, especially those arising from the complex historical and cultural variations in its meaning, motives, and consequences. Terrorism, by definition, attempts to change the psychological state of its targets, so psychologists are well positioned to cast light on this phenomenon. In this volume, leading international experts offer an incisive analysis of the psychosocial basis of terrorism and suggest ways to prevent it, including both strategies to eliminate the conditions that give rise to terrorism as well as effective ways to treat victims of terrorism. Social and clinical psychologists, social scientists, social workers, and lawmakers will find this volume to be indispensable.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591470328
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

  • Terrorism: Reflections on Issues, Concepts, and Directions
    —Anthony J. Marsella
  • Dishonest Crimes: Dishonest Language: An Argument About Terrorism
    —Brien Hallett
  • Peace and War in the Middle East: A Psychopolitical and Sociocultural Perspective
    —Naji Abi Hashem
  • The Social Construction of Terrorism
    —Rom HarrJ
  • Cultural Preconditions for Potential Terrorist Groups: Terrorism and Societal Change
    —Fathali Moghaddam
  • The Origins and Consequences of Moral Disengagement: A Social Learning Perspective
    —Albert Bandura
  • Understanding and Responding to Group Violence: Genocide, mass Killing, Terrorism
    —Erwin Staub
  • Terrorism and The Quest for Identity
    —Donald Taylor and Winifred Lewis
  • Malevolent Minds: The Teleology of Terrorism
    —Thomas Ditzler
  • Terrorism: Peace Psychology Perspectives
    —Richard W. Wagner and Katherine R. Long
  • The Psychosocial Aftermath of Terrorism
    —Yael Danieli,Brian Engdahl, and William E. Schlenger
  • Terrorism and the mental Health and Well-Being Of Refugees and Displaced People
    —Michael G. Wessells
  • Psychology's Response to Terrorism
    —Robert F. Levant, Laura Barbanel, and Patrick DeLeon

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