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White Paper on Social and Cognitive Neuroscience Underpinnings of ISIL Behavior and Implications for Strategic Communication , Messaging , and Influence May 2015

  title={White Paper on Social and Cognitive Neuroscience Underpinnings of ISIL Behavior and Implications for Strategic Communication , Messaging , and Influence May 2015},
  author={Robert E. Schmidle}
Psychological warfare exists “along the edge of a nightmare” (Linebarger, 1954 p 1) and thus some consider terrorism its ultimate form (Sedere, Ryan, & Rubin, 2003). The Chinese saying “Kill one, frighten ten thousand” summarizes the objective of terrorism: maximize the psychological effect of politically motivated violence (Schmid, 2005). The use of terrorism is generally a conscious decision on behalf of an individual or group and not the result of individual psychopathology (Kruglanski… 

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