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HUMN 8741 Psychology of Terrorism: Welcome & Course Readings

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HUMN 8741 Required Course Readings

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Behnke, S. H. (2006). Psychological Ethics and National Security: The Position of the American Psychological Association. European Psychologist, 11(2), 153-155.

Behnke, S. H. (2007). Letters to the editor III: An open letter from Stephen Behnke. Psychologist-psychoanalyst, 27(4). 9–11.

Bleich, A., Gelkopf, M., & Solomon, Z. (2003). Exposure to terrorism, stress-related mental health symptoms, and coping behaviors among a nationally representative sample in Israel. Journal of American Medical Association, 290(5), 612–620.

Cottee, S., & Hayward, K. (2011). Terrorist (e)motives: The existential attractions of terrorism. Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 34(12), 963–986.

Liddle, J.R., Bush, L.S., & Shackelford, T.K. (2011). An introduction to evolutionary psychology and its application to suicide terrorism. Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, 3(3), 176–197.

Masten, A. S., & Narayan, A. J. (2012). Child development in the context of disaster, war, and terrorism: Pathways of risk and resilience. Annual Review of Psychology, 63, 227–257.

Monahan, J. (2012). The individual risk assessment of terrorism. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 18(2), 167–205.

Moskalenko, S., & McCauley, C. (2011). The psychology of lone-wolf terrorism. Counseling Psychology Quarterly, 24(2), 115–126.

Naaman, D. (2007). Brides of Palestine/angels of death: Media, gender, and performance in the case of Palestinian female suicide bombers. Journal of Women in Culture & Society, 32(4), 933-955.

Ness, C.D. (2005). In the name of the cause: Women's work in secular and religious terrorism. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 28(5), 353-373.

Pope , K. S., & Gutheil, T. (2008). The American Psychological Association and detainee interrogations: Unanswered questions. Psychiatric Times, 25(8), 16-17.

Post, J. M. (2010). “When hatred is bred in the bone:” The social psychology of terrorism. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1208, 15–23.

Schlenger, W. E., Caddell, J. M., Ebert, L., Jordan, B. K., Rourke, K. M., Wilson, D., Kulka, R. A.. (2002). Psychological reactions to terrorist attacks: Findings from the national study of Americans' reactions to September 11. Journal of American Medical Association, 288(5), 581–588.

Wadsworth, S. M. (2010). Family risk and resilience in the context of war and terrorism. Journal of Marriage and Family, 72(3), 537–556.


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