Psychology of Terrorism
24%
off

Psychology of Terrorism

4.36 (11 ratings by Goodreads)
Edited by  , Edited by  , Edited by  , Edited by 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

The past decade has witnessed a dramatic transformation in the nature and use of political terrorism. Psychology of Terrorism is an indispensable resource in the field of psychology and terrorism. Given the relative newness of the discipline, there is a great need for a text that covers relevant aspects of psychology related to terrorism. This book presents the newest findings on treatment and clinical response protocols. Other topics included the theory and history of terrorism, types and effects of weapons of mass destruction or disruption, the role of nation, state, and local agencies and volunteer groups responding to terrorist threat, military response, psychological consequences of terrorism, special populations, prevention, training, and research. This text fills the need for a single, comprehensive resource for mental health clinicians, medical care providers, researchers, educators, and others who respond to acts of terrorism. There is currently no existing, comprehensive text that provides information on psychology and terrorism. The Handbook represents an international collaboration with the goal of serving as the benchmark in the rapidly growing and evolving field of psychology and terrorism.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 512 pages
  • 185.42 x 256.54 x 38.1mm | 1,065.94g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 13 line illustrations
  • 0195172493
  • 9780195172492
  • 890,787

Review quote

"Psychology of Terrorism is a must read for anyone interested in understanding the psychological roots of modern terrorism. Its profoundness is overshadowed only by the impressive line of international experts it hosts from the field of psychology. The volume deals with the issue of modern terrorism in a way unprecedented in academic literature. Issues such as the psychology of mass mediated fear, psychological resilience, and effects of exposure to terrorism are thoroughly researched and presented with utmost clarity. With its rare and unique perspective on modern terrorism, this volume helps map the roots of some of the most burning problems of the post-Sep. 11th world. Anyone interested in understanding what drives people to become suicide terrorists should read this book."--Isaac Ben-Israel, Major General (Retired), Professor and Director of Security Studies, Tel Aviv University"An outstanding and timely publication. It should be read by all practitioners, regardless of their discipline. It provides the most up-to-date behavioral science perspective on the psychology of terrorism in a practical format. The volume editors and contributors are truly world class scholars."--Pat DeLeon, former President, American Psychological Association"A comprehensive and thorough review of an emerging discipline that can only grow in importance in the future. It could well be the most relevant topic of our time."--Elizabeth Holmes, American Board of Professional Psychology, Captain, Medical Service Corps., United States Navy (Retired), Center for the Study of Professional Military Ethics"The contents of this volume provide an incredibly valuable and vital resource. The work of these contributors will enable our profession to more readily step forward and engage in research and clinical endeavors aimed at reducing both terrorist threats and the accompanying psychological consequences. Although I rue the need for this excellent resource, I remain grateful for it."--From the foreword by Gerald P. Koocher, President, American Psychological Association (2006)"Psychology of Terrorism is a must read for anyone interested in understanding the psychological roots of modern terrorism. Its profoundness is overshadowed only by the impressive line of international experts it hosts from the field of psychology. The volume deals with the issue of modern terrorism in a way unprecedented in academic literature. Issues such as the psychology of mass mediated fear, psychological resilience, and effects of exposure to terrorism are thoroughly researched and presented with utmost clarity. With its rare and unique perspective on modern terrorism, this volume helps map the roots of some of the most burning problems of the post-Sep. 11th world. Anyone interested in understanding what drives people to become suicide terrorists should read this book."--Isaac Ben-Israel, Major General (Retired), Professor and Director of Security Studies, Tel Aviv University"An outstanding and timely publication. It should be read by all practitioners, regardless of their discipline. It provides the most up-to-date behavioral science perspective on the psychology of terrorism in a practical format. The volume editors and contributors are truly world class scholars."--Pat DeLeon, former President, American Psychological Association"A comprehensive and thorough review of an emerging discipline that can only grow in importance in the future. It could well be the most relevant topic of our time."--Elizabeth Holmes, American Board of Professional Psychology, Captain, Medical Service Corps., United States Navy (Retired), Center for the Study of Professional Military Ethics"The contents of this volume provide an incredibly valuable and vital resource. The work of these contributors will enable our profession to more readily step forward and engage in research and clinical endeavors aimed at reducing both terrorist threats and the accompanying psychological consequences. Although I rue the need for this excellent resource, I remain grateful for it."--From the foreword by Gerald P. Koocher, President, American Psychological Association (2006)"In sum, it would be difficult to find a more thorough and comprehensive compendium on the psychology of terrorism in all its important aspects than that represented by this volume. The book is well-written and well-edited, and manages to achieve that rare balancing act of a multi-authored, edited book: the chapters are supportive and reinforcing of one another, without being repetitive and redundant. The authors and editors are to be commended for producing a one-stop-shopping handbook of the psychology of terrorism that can serve as a university-level course textbook or as a scholarly and practical reference manual for one of the most critical challenges of our new century."--International Journal of Emergency Mental Health"In this important comprehensive volume, leading academic experts present their findings on the psychology of individuals who become terrorists and the psychological theories that are relevant to the treatment and clinical responses to terrorist events, including the treatment of special populations such as children and older adults." -- Joshua Sinai's Top 150 Books on Terrorism and Counter-terrorism article in Perspectives on Terrorismshow more

Table of contents

I THE PSYCHOLOGY OF TERRORISM; II TERRORISM; III CONSEQUENCES OF TERRORISM; IV ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT; V PREVENTION AND PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS IN REACTION TO ACTS OF TERRORISMshow more

Rating details

11 ratings
4.36 out of 5 stars
5 55% (6)
4 27% (3)
3 18% (2)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X