Trauma and terrorist radicalization

Iannucci, Bianca (A.A. 2021/2022) Trauma and terrorist radicalization. Tesi di Laurea in Sociology of terrorism and political violence, Luiss Guido Carli, relatore Alessandro Orsini, pp. 113. [Master's Degree Thesis]

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Traumatic experience and defensive response. Resources. Trauma and PTSD. Flashbacks and psychological consequences. Flashbacks and social consequences. Dissociating and alienating mechanisms. Early childhood trauma and dissociation. The role of emotions in the management of trauma. Collective impact of trauma. Concluding remarks on the definition of trauma. Theories on radicalization. Scholar debate over ideology. Moghadam and the staircase to terrorism. Sageman and the role of networks. Horgan and the psychology of terrorism. Radicalization studies on trauma. Silber and Bhatt and the homegrown threat. Orsini and the DRIA model. Kruglanski, Belanger and Gunaratna and the three pillars of radicalization. Final assessments on theories on radicalization. Ideology and indoctrination related to PTSD symptoms. Radicalization facilitators and risk factors. Ideology, definition, and purposes. Undue influence for ideological indoctrination. The biography of Lea, a radicalized young adolescent. Empirical observations on dissociation and PTSD. The role of the internet for radicalization purposes. Aggression model and cognitive association theory.


Bibliografia: pp. 97-104.

Thesis Type: Master's Degree Thesis
Institution: Luiss Guido Carli
Degree Program: Master's Degree Programs > Master's Degree Program in International Relations (LM-52)
Chair: Sociology of terrorism and political violence
Thesis Supervisor: Orsini, Alessandro
Thesis Co-Supervisor: Alegi, Gregory
Academic Year: 2021/2022
Session: Autumn
Deposited by: Alessandro Perfetti
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2023 13:47
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2023 13:47


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