A Conceptual Framework for Addressing Psychological Process in the Development of the Terrorist

Maxwell Taylor, John Horgan

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Abstract

A conceptual framework is presented for addressing psychological issues in the development of the terrorist. In particular, the authors suggest that viewing terrorism as a process may lead not only to better conceptual development in analyses of the terrorist, but may also lead to the development of more practical and efficient counterterrorism initiatives. Additionally, viewing terrorism in this way may finally lead to the formation of a clear and unambiguous position for psychology within an interdisciplinary approach to analyses of both terrorism and the terrorist.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)585-601
Number of pages17
JournalTerrorism and Political Violence
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006

Keywords

  • cognitive behavior
  • conceptual framework
  • development
  • engagement
  • pathways
  • process
  • psychology of terrorism

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