Define the Psychology of Terrorism

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  1. Moral Psychology of Terrorism (2013) Introduction

  2. Horgan, J. G. (2017). Psychology of terrorism: Introduction to the special issue. American Psychologist, 72(3), 199-204. doi:10.1037/amp0000148

Forum Assignment for the Week: 300 Words minimum For this week’s Forum, respond to the following:   Defining the Psychology of Terrorism

As we have started to explore the different readings for the week, we can see just how varied to the approach to understanding terrorism has become. Adding the element of examining the psychological aspects of the actor further increases the theoretical positioning offered within the field.

· Considering the course materials for the week, discuss the definitions of terrorism offered, and the proposed views/explanations of terrorist involvement you identify as mostaccurate.

· Share a few details explaining why these propositions most resonated with you.

***Your post must also end with a “Question to the Class” – something related to the topic that you found thought-provoking and about which you’d like to know more and have further dialog. ***

General Instructions Applicable to All Forums:

Forum post source citation is not required for forum posting in our class.  This is because we are engaging in conversation that happens to be in writing form, not composing essays or research papers. You will, however, need to paraphrase (restate in your own words) any words of published authors in parts of your posts that are based on their work.  Copying of published material, which is plagiarism, is prohibited and any instances of it, including forum posts, will result in a zero score without an option for re-submission to recoup lost points and a report sent to the Registrar’s Office per University policy.


Discussion forum posts will be graded on verbal expression, critical thinking, making an effort to not just participate in but contribute to the dialog with initial and reply posts of a substantive nature commensurate with graduate level studies. Posts must have correct grammatical construction, spelling, and punctuation with no texting or other casual style language.