Understanding terrorism.

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Terrorism is a very old and very persistent problem. It emerges again and again simply because the circumstances which produce it continue to occur across time and geography. Usually terrorist violence is a symptom of other more fundamental problems. A good appreciation of the psychology of terrorists can open up genuine avenues for lasting peace. One can only hope that events like September 11 will encourage a wider appreciation of the knowledge that we currently have, rather than simply ingrain further the myths and innuendo which have dominated for so long.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-19
Number of pages3
JournalPsychology Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002


  • psychology of terrorism
  • terrorist psychology
  • terrorism
  • psychology

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