Tagged: Psychology

NS4133: The Psychology of Fear Management and Terrorism

Syllabus — text. Fathali Moghaddam and Jim Breckenridge. This course serves as an introduction for homeland security professionals to terrorism as a psychological phenomenon. Government agencies involved in homeland security need to understand the...

The Psychology of Democracy

The Psychology of Democracy

Book. Moghaddam, Fathali M. The Psychology of Democracy. American Psychological Association (December 2015). Where democracy thrives, it seems far and away the best system of governance. Yet, relatively few countries have managed to transition...

The Role of Isolation in Radicalization: How Important Is It?

The Role of Isolation in Radicalization: How Important Is It?

Interview — video. Erin Hug. This thesis provides an in-depth analysis of three well-known terrorists in order to illuminate the role isolation plays in the radicalization process. By better understanding the contributing factors of...

Thinking Like a Terrorist

Thinking Like a Terrorist

Interview — video. Michael German. Mike German, former undercover F.B.I. agent now Policy Counsel for the A.C.L.U. and author of “Thinking Like a Terrorist” gives his unique insight into the factors that motivate terrorists...

The Psychological Effects of Media Exposure in the Case of a National Tragedy

The Psychological Effects of Media Exposure in the Case of a National Tragedy

Interview — video. Jim Breckenridge. In this Viewpoints segment, Dr. Jim Breckenridge discusses his research on the adverse effect of mass media exposure on the American public after a tragic or catastrophic event, using...

The Evolution of Homeland Security in the Media

The Evolution of Homeland Security in the Media

Interview — video. David Silverberg. David Silverberg, founding editor of ‘HS Today’ magazine, discusses the public perception of the Department of Homeland Security and the challenges of conveying useful and actionable information to the...

The Lucifer Effect

View a six-part video lecture on the The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil by Dr. Philip Zimbardo. The Lucifer Effect raises a fundamental question about the nature of human nature: How is...