Terrorism Sociology Paper
3 pages (750 words)
This paper analyses psychological theories to explain why and how some people become terrorists who commit violent acts. Victoroff (2005) has formulated a psychological theory which explains the root causes of terrorism. He has argued that “Ambivalence toward authority, defective insight, adherence to convention, emotional detachment from the consequences of their actions, sexual role uncertainties, magical thinking, destructiveness, low education, and adherence to violent subculture norms and weapons fetishes” (Victoroff, p.9) are the major reasons for terrorism.