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Motivation of the Terrorists

Motivation of the Terrorists

p.: 27-32

Keywords: terrorism ; psychological needs; psychology of terrorists

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Tkhostov, A.Sh., Surnov, Konstantin G.. Motivation of the Terrorists. // National Psychological Journal 2007. 1. p.27-32.

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Issue 1, 2007

Tkhostov, A.Sh. Lomonosov Moscow State University

Surnov, Konstantin G.

Abstract

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.

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Tkhostov, A.Sh., Surnov, Konstantin G.. Motivation of the Terrorists. // National Psychological Journal 2007. 1. p.27-32. doi:

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