Psychology of Transnational Terrorism and Extreme Political Conflict.

  title={Psychology of Transnational Terrorism and Extreme Political Conflict.},
  author={Scott Atran},
  journal={Annual review of psychology},
  • S. Atran
  • Published 8 September 2020
  • Psychology
  • Annual review of psychology
Fear of transnational terrorism, along with a revitalization of sectarian nationalism, is sundering social and political consensus across the world. Can psychology help? The focus of this review is on the psychological and related social factors that instigate and sustain violent extremism and polarizing group conflict. I first describe the changing global landscape of transnational terrorism, encompassing mainly violent Islamist revivalism and resurgent racial and ethnic supremacism. Next, I… 

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