Assignment 1: Discussion—Terrorism
Given the nature of terrorism, psychology has a significant role in understanding it and treating its devastating effects. Terrorists are deemed fanatics that are both willing to kill and die for their causes. Understanding terrorism is, therefore, necessary and of paramount importance, including understanding which psychological factors render terrorists to be so susceptible to extremist ideology.
Using the readings for this module, online library resources, and the Internet, respond to the following:
Explain how and why individuals become involved in extremist groups. Describe the function they perform within the group. Identify the motivational factors that drive terrorism.
Write your initial response in approximately 300 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.