Western radicalization: rethinking the psychology of terrorism

Doctoral thesis OPEN
Pierson, Vern;
  • Publisher: Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
  • Subject: terrorism | Omar Mateen | John Orr | radical | radicalism | ISIS | narcissism | the Dark Triad | quest for significance | personality | political violence | Islamic State | ISIL | arson-by-firefighter | firefighter arson | hero complex | Jung | psychology | psychopathology | Machiavellianism

Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited The U.S. strategy to counter violent extremism relies heavily on the expert consensus that terrorists are engaging in political group speak and are by nature psychologically normal. Thus, anyone is susceptible to... View more
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