Courses: Focus: Psychology of Terrorism (PSYCB120001)

Spring 2014

Class Number: 1382
Introduction to the psychology of terrorism. Each week will include reading and a film introducing a different case history: Mohammed Atta, Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, Weather Underground, Baader-Meinhof Gang, Battle of Algiers, Shaheed, Al-Qaeda and bin Laden. Text is "Friction: How radicalization happens to them and us" (McCauley & Moskalenko, 2011). Each student posts each week on Moodle a max-300-word essay identifying mechanisms of radicalization in the case history, and a comment on one other student’s post. Grading includes clicker quizzes, posts, comments, and an optional final paper. This is a half-semester “focus course,” no prerequisites.
Div: I; Haverford: Social Science (SO)
Quarter Course, Meets Second Half;

Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1382 Div: I; SO


Psychology (Web site)

Taught By

McCauley Jr,Clark R.

Meeting Times

TH 1:30pm-4:00pm