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, the Argosy University 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.
By Saturday, September 10, 2016, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. ThroughWednesday, September 14, 2016, review and comment on at least two peersâ€™ responses. Do you agree or disagree with their positions regarding the causes of joining terrorist groups? Give reasons for your responses.
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