Culture and Extremism

  title={Culture and Extremism},
  author={M. Gelfand and G. LaFree and S. Fahey and E. Feinberg},
  journal={Journal of Social Issues},
  • M. Gelfand, G. LaFree, +1 author E. Feinberg
  • Published 2013
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Social Issues
  • Much research in the last several decades has examined the social, political, and economic factors that predict terrorism, yet to date, there has been little attention to cultural factors and their relationship to terrorism. We present findings from the Global Terrorism Database showing how numerous cultural dimensions identified in the cultural psychology literature relate to over 80,000 terrorist attacks that occurred between 1970 and 2007. Controlling for economic and religious variables… CONTINUE READING

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