Put radicalisation and violent extremism into perspective.
What is radicalisation? How does it differ from extremism and why do some engage violence to advance their cause while others don’t? The award winning experimental psychology research of Dr. Mark Dechesne takes centre stage as he takes you on an interdisciplinary tour of social behaviour, social cognition and human judgment in relation to radicalisation and violent extremism.
During his research at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, based at the University of Maryland-College Park and at the Centre for Terrorism and Counterterrorism at Leiden University-Campus The Hague, he conducted research on these issues. Find out how perceptions of radicalisation have shifted and discover the mechanics which could explain why some people are driven to extremes.