Reducing Terrorist Upbringing by Analyzing the Psychological Backgrounds of Terrorists in the Middle East


by : 
Will W.


“The conversion of socialized people into dedicated combatants is not achieved by altering their personality structures, aggressive drives, or moral standards. Rather, it is accomplished by cognitively restructuring the moral value of killings, so that the killing can be done free from self-censuring restraints” (Bandura, 1990). This research project will investigate different backgrounds that terrorists come from in the Middle East and analyzes the psychological effect of these backgrounds on individuals. The aim of the project is to compile unique findings that can frame a solution to reducing how many people become terrorists.