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Psychological Processes Underlying Political and Ideological Extremism   [open pdf - 368KB]

From the Document: "This paper offers a discussion of the psychological processes described in the conceptual and empirical literature on political and ideological extremism and a related construct--radicalization. Radicalization refers to the process in which individuals develop extremist beliefs/ideologies, emotions, and/or behaviors, all of which can justify otherizing and violence as well as promote sacrifice to defend one's self-identified tribe (Trip et al., 2019). In contrast, extremism refers to the resulting ideology or methodology applied to reach the radical objectives."

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2021-02-25
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