Women and suicide terrorism S1 L4

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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style Psychology as a Tool of Terrorism Section 1, Lecture 4 Why does terrorism persist as a tool for effecting political change? s The perception that it works Media coverage- propaganda of the deed To fellow terrorists: We have succeeded To local communities: Until you accede to our demands, you will not be safe (Ganor, 2009, 6) T Public pressure to enact desired changes International communities: We are determined and will use any means to bring change T Pressure our enemies to give us what we want Why does terrorism persist as a tool for effecting political change? s Adaptability With innovation comes learning TWhat worked, what did not TNew technology Communication Weapons Transportation Classifying Fear s Terrorism is psychological Warfare Uses fear of harm & imagination against victims Use fear to manipulate stronger enemy Terrorism uses the victims own imagination against him Personalizing attacks Inherent tendency to attempt to identify with events T Find connection to event T Identify with aspect event from different/similar personal experiences Result: Members of the target population come to believe that only by a coincidence were they or someone dear to them saved from harm, and that such a coincidence can not be counted upon next time (Ganor, 2009, 6) when there is little to no increase in the probability that they will themselves be victims themselves Managing the impact of terrorism as a psychological tool: s Management of information Who speaks (Media: nhyju Journalists & guests) What is said T Education Individuals: Replace emotional reaction with logic & critical eye T How do the terrorists expect me to behave in the light of their...
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