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(p. 13) Psychological Issues in Understanding Terrorism and the Response to Terrorism 

(p. 13) Psychological Issues in Understanding Terrorism and the Response to Terrorism
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(p. 13) Psychological Issues in Understanding Terrorism and the Response to Terrorism
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Clark McCaule

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780195172492.003.0002
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date: 14 July 2020

This chapter begins with a brief effort to put modern terrorism in context. Thereafter, the chapter is divided into two main sections. The first deals with psychological issues involved in understanding the perpetrators of terrorism, including their motivations and strategies. The second deals with the U.S. response to terrorism, including issues of fear and identity shift in reaction to the events of September 11, 2001.

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