This analysis 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. It 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 work, international experts offer an 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.
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 Harrv; 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