Waging Terror: Psychological Motivation in Cultural Violence and Peacemaking
THE DAY THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING: THE IMPACT OF 9/11, pp. 23-36, M. Morgan, P. Zimbardo, ed., Praeger/Greenwood Press, 2009
17 Pages Posted: 21 Feb 2011
Date Written: February 17, 2011
This chapter examines the psychological factors that serve as catalysts to the cycle of terrorist and extreme counterterrorist violence from the perspective of terror management theory (TMT). After reviewing research relevant to these ideas, we then discuss potential ways to defuse the conflict and promote more peaceful intergroup relations.
Keywords: terrorism, terror management, group conflict, political psychology, violence, war, peace
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