The article regards terrorism as a psychological mechanism that satisfies a number of human needs in a certain way. The authors analyze the following psychological drives of the terrorists: the death instinct, aggression, and the needs for communication, security, new experiences, selfactualization, and selfidentity.
Tkhostov A.Sh., Surnov K.G. (2007). Motivation of the Terrorists.National Psychological Journal,1(2), 27-32