1-31-11 - 1/31/2010 Readings: Bloom, Bond, Talbot Three...

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1/31/2010 Readings: Bloom, Bond, Talbot Three approaches to psychology of terrorism: Terrorism as a Rational Choice It is goal oriented Is calculated to reach a specific goal Is employed in a manner consistent with goals What are some of the theories for the causes of terrorism? Terrorism is the result of dliberate goals and choices on how to reach these goals -opportunity -willingness -ThreeR’s -Revenge -Reaction -Renown It is rational, calculated violence w/ specific goals Is highly organized Terrorism as a Result of rational Choice Poverty -studies and theories are contradictory as to the statistical correlation b/w economic trouble and terrorist activites Lack of education -some terrorists have been highly educated -there is a statistically significant relationship b/w islamic terrorism and higherl evels of education
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High unemployment -there is a correlation in Arab states Terrorism as a result of Personality Traits Psychological impact -rational, goal oriented actors -pereception -psychopathology -mental illness -psychopaths/sociopaths -delusional -paranoia -no correlation found among terrorists, except for. .. Peronsality traits
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