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Adaptive Militants and Martyrs ? What Evolutionary Theories of Religion Tell us about Terrorism

@inproceedings{Sosisa2006AdaptiveMA,
  title={Adaptive Militants and Martyrs ? What Evolutionary Theories of Religion Tell us about Terrorism},
  author={Richard Sosisa and Candace S. Alcortab and R. Sagarin},
  year={2006}
}
Evolutionary theories of religion are essential for understanding current trends in terrorist activity. We outline recent theoretical developments that focus on four cross-culturally recurrent features of religion: communal participation in costly ritual, belief in supernatural agents and counterintuitive concepts, separation of the sacred and the profane, and adolescence as the critical life phase for the transmission of religious beliefs and values. These four characteristics constitute an… Expand
LAS RAÍCES DEL TERRORISMO: DE LA PSICOLOGÍA DE LA MULTICAUSALIDAD A LA PSICOLOGÍA DE LA IGNORANCIA
Terrorist actions have occurred in all historical periods. The purpose of this article is to analyse and reflect on the causes of terrorism, suicide or otherwise. We concentrate in particular on theExpand
Suicide attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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