The Psychology of Terrorist Group Recruitment

The Psychology of Terrorist Group Recruitment

The Research Paper is due by 03/26/2017 This assignment, in accordance with undergraduate academic standards, provides an opportunity to assimilate course topics, and sharpen and evaluate research and critical thinking skills. The paper is developed using a combination of course and outside academic materials; analyzed and presented in essay form. This assignment consists of a 2100-word, 7-page research paper. It MUST be formatted in APA style. Specific kinds of outside materials and all course required reading materials may be used. NOTE: Remember that these are THEMES, not titles. The topic that you will choose should be a more narrowly defined topic within one of these general themes. * If choosing either of these areas, you must keep in mind that the assignment is not to write a treatise on politics or religion but rather to articulate how either might play an integral role in shaping the ideology and actions of a particular terrorist movement. ** This should NOT be misconstrued as an easy assignment. Consider it a VERY advanced form of book report. You will need to present a thorough review of the central tenets of the specific book (no partial summaries of more than one book allowed) that demonstrates that you read it cover to cover, identify and thoroughly describe a minimum of five key themes and how they are particularly useful to understanding of terrorist psychology, and identify and describe five related insights you gained from reading the book. This cannot be a “the book said” type of summarizing only report. Your professor has already read the book and needs much more to evaluate your understanding of it. Required references: Jaber, H. (1999) Hezbollah: Born with a vengeance. New York, NY: Columbia University Press. Reich, W. (1998) Origins of terrorism: Psychologies, ideologies, theologies, states of mind. Washington DC: Woodrow Wilson Center Press Randal, J. (2011) Osama: The making of a terrorist. New York, NY: Knoph