Terrorism, Political Violence, and Extremism: New Psychology to Understand, Face, and Defuse the Threat, 1st Edition

  • Chris E. Stout
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  • ISBN-10: 144085193X
  • ISBN-13: 9781440851933
  • DDC: 363.32501
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 357 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released December 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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A must-read for psychologists—clinical and academic alike—as well as for political scientists, policy analysts, and others working in the realm of terrorism, political violence, and extremism, this book carefully explores the theories, observations, and approaches of authorities in the field and addresses how and why terrorism has perpetuated for so long.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in Contemporary Psychology.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Theory and Observation.
1: The Psychology of Terrorism.
2: Why Isil and Why Now? A Psychosocial Examination of the Rise of Isil.
3: Terrorist Theology, Delusion, and Apotheosis in Death.
4: The Psychology of War.
5: Psychological, Theological, and Thanatological Aspects of Suicide Terrorism.
6: Terror, Sexual Arousal, and Torture: the Question of Obedience or Ecstasy Among Perpetrators.
7: War Rape: Unveiling the Complexities of Motivation and Reparation in Order to Create Lines of Peace and Empowerment.
8: Unresolved Trauma: Fuel for the Cycle of Violence and Domestic Terrorism.
9: Offensive Counterintelligence: Using Psychology to Sabotage Social Bonds in Terrorist Organizations.
Approaches for Understanding and Healing.
10: Terror and Violence Perpetrated by Children and Upon Children.
11: Older Adults and Terrorism.
12: The Psychological Impact of Terrorism on Refugee Populations.
Questioning Authority.
13: Americanism: Causes, Consequences, and Growth.
14: Military Psychologist: An Oxymoron.
About the Editor and Contributors.
About the Series Editor and Advisory Board.
About the Series.