The psychology of suicide terrorism.

@article{Post2009ThePO,
  title={The psychology of suicide terrorism.},
  author={Jerrold M. Post and Farhana Ali and Schuyler Wheelock Henderson and Steven Shanfield and Jeff Victoroff and Stevan Merill Weine},
  journal={Psychiatry},
  year={2009},
  volume={72 1},
  pages={13-31}
}
This paper reviews current understandings of the psychology of suicide terrorism for psychiatrists and other mental health professionals to help them better understand this terrifying phenomenon. After discussing key concepts and definitions, the paper reviews both group and individual models for explaining the development of suicide terrorists, with an emphasis on "collective identity." Stressing the importance of social psychology, it emphasizes the "normality" and absence of individual… CONTINUE READING

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