Our understanding of terrorism since the events of September 11th 2001 has usually been channelled through the two dimensional lens of religion and politics. This important new work contributes a richer understanding of terrorism by examining a third dimension of individual and group psychology and demonstrates how insights garnered from the human psyche may be translated into more effective public policy.

chapter |4 pages


ByVamik D Volkan

part I|103 pages

Background: History and Concepts

chapter 1|24 pages

When violence masquerades as virtue: a brief history of terrorism

ByShankar Vedantam

chapter 2|22 pages

Terror in everyday life: revisting Mr Kurtz

ByLeopold Nosek

chapter 3|20 pages

Terrorism and victimization: individual and large-group dynamics

BySverre Varvin

chapter 5|9 pages

Globalization and identity

ByAbdülkadir Çevik

chapter 6|14 pages

Hate, humiliation, and masculinity

ByNancy J. Chodorow

part II|68 pages

What Leads to Terrorism?

chapter 7|20 pages

Collective phantasms, destructiveness, and terrorism

ByWerner Bohleber

chapter 8|15 pages

Dehumanization: origins, manifestations, and remedies

BySalman Akhtar

chapter 9|7 pages

Reflections on the terrorist mind

ByH. Shmuel Erlich

chapter 10|24 pages

The minds and perceptions of "the others"

ByGeorge A. Awad

part III|66 pages

Consequences of Terror

chapter 11|16 pages

Silence in the aftermath

ByGeneviève Welsh-Jouve

chapter 12|11 pages

Childhood terror

ByAbigail Golomb

chapter 13|11 pages

Trauma and its after-effects

BySverre Varvin

chapter 14|20 pages

Traumatized societies

ByVamik D. Volkan

chapter |6 pages


Dealing with terror— a plea for a measure of reflection and dialogue
BySverre Varvin