PLSC 497: Psychology of Terrorism (SPECIAL TOPICS)

PLSC 497: Psychology of Terrorism (SPECIAL TOPICS)


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This course examines the causes and consequences of terrorism and the responses to terrorism from a psychological perspective. It draws on research from a variety of disciplines in order to examine terrorist ideologies; the motives, strategies, and behaviors of terrorists and terrorist leaders; how people come to join terrorist groups; methods of recruitment; terrorist tactics; the psychological consequences of terrorism on individuals, communities, and global societies; psychological counterterrorism; reactions to counterterrorism efforts; terrorism prevention; and possibilities for disengagement and deradicalization.


Social Sciences