With the end of both Operation Barkhane and the reduction of the UN
The Terror and Psychology Desk studies terror as a manifestation of a human behavior, through both an individual and group lens.
Using cutting edge techniques, the desk examines the terror phenomenon as an expression of a group psychology, where the individual’s behavior derives from being a member of a larger reference group.
Incorporating tools and concepts from the broader individual and group psychology fields, members of the desk work to analyze the individual or group psychological mechanisms that drive terror.
Among other topics, the desk will analyze concept of “honor” in Jihadi culture, the influence of speeches from leaders, and the psychological impact of social media use on terrorist behavior patterns.