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The Power And Pathologies Of Language: How Human Rights Messaging Can Also Affect Support For Violent Non-State Actors, Alexandra Haines, Michele Leiby, Matthew Krain Nov 2017

The Power And Pathologies Of Language: How Human Rights Messaging Can Also Affect Support For Violent Non-State Actors, Alexandra Haines, Michele Leiby, Matthew Krain

Conference: The Social Practice of Human Rights

Are framing strategies that are effective at encouraging pro-social behavior such as participation in human rights campaigns also effective at mobilizing support for “anti-social” and violent causes? Using an experimental research design, we seek to understand under what conditions individuals will express support for retributive violent action.

We hypothesize that a personal story of victimization, wherein the humanity and vulnerability of the victim and the intensity of the violence suffered are described in vivid detail, will be necessary and sufficient to cause the audience to express support for the victim’s subsequent participation in organized, retaliatory violence. We expect that ...


Climate Change And Interpersonal Violence: A "Global" Estimate And Regional Inequities, Dennis Mares, Kenneth W. Moffett Nov 2015

Climate Change And Interpersonal Violence: A "Global" Estimate And Regional Inequities, Dennis Mares, Kenneth W. Moffett

SIUE Faculty Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

This study estimates the predicted impact of climate change on levels of violence in a sample of 57 countries. We sample western and non-western countries and perform a multilevel ARFIMA regression to examine if warmer temperatures are associated with higher levels of homicide. Our results indicate that each degree Celsius increase in annual temperatures is associated with a nearly 6% average increase in homicides. Regional variation in this predicted effect is detected, for example, with no apparent effects in former Soviet countries and far stronger effects found in Africa. This variation indicates that climate change may acutely increase violence in ...


The Specter Of Intolerance: Understanding Religious Violence In Pakistan, Syeda Haider May 2014

The Specter Of Intolerance: Understanding Religious Violence In Pakistan, Syeda Haider

Honors Scholar Theses

The role of religion in Pakistani political and civil life has had a defining role in the political development of the nation. The country is now a breeding ground for religious extremism, with militant groups conducting brutal attacks against the Shia, Ahmedi, Christian and Hindu communities of Pakistan. There have been few explanations attempting to describe the problem of religious violence domestically, within Pakistan’s borders towards Pakistani citizens. This essay examines how, despite Pakistan’s initial conception as a secular state, the country has become haunted by intense religious violence. It links the lack of consensus around national identity ...


Youth Restiveness And Violence In Nigeria: A Case Study Of Youth Unrest In Ebiraland, Marietu S. Tenuche Oct 2009

Youth Restiveness And Violence In Nigeria: A Case Study Of Youth Unrest In Ebiraland, Marietu S. Tenuche

Marietu S Tenuche (PhD)

The youth in Nigeria are involved and in most cases are in the vanguard of violent conflicts that have occurred in different parts of the country. The study specifically examined the role of the youth in the intermittent bursts of violent that erupts in Ebira land North Central Nigeria. The study suggested possible remedies of this growing tendency. This descriptive research was carried out essentially through an analysis of relevant texts, documents and Research and Government Reports on the subject matter. The position in the study was that the abrogation of the traditional authority of the Clans as an instrument ...


Ideology Watch: Television As A Source Of Violence, Editor Apr 2003

Ideology Watch: Television As A Source Of Violence, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article provides a commentary on a commonly accepted belief about the causal relationship between viewing televised violence and the viewer’s violent behavior.


Trends. Sniping As Terrorism And Terrorism As Sniping, Editor Nov 2002

Trends. Sniping As Terrorism And Terrorism As Sniping, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses the possible terrorist context of sniper attacks perpetrated in the greater Washington, D.C. area in 2002, and the potential impact on global social cohesion.


Thinking About Thinking In An Era Of Globalization: Implications For International Security, Editor Oct 2002

Thinking About Thinking In An Era Of Globalization: Implications For International Security, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article identifies and critiques hypotheses concerning the impact of globalization on thinking and suggests consequences of thinking (reason, logic) as an epistemological tool of international security.


Child As Father To The Man [Sic]: The Political Psychology Of Spanking, Editor Aug 2001

Child As Father To The Man [Sic]: The Political Psychology Of Spanking, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes political psychological aspects of the ongoing controversy about the consequences of spanking as a child-rearing technique.


Democracy And Violence: A Review Of "The Democratic Experience And Political Violence", Editor Aug 2001

Democracy And Violence: A Review Of "The Democratic Experience And Political Violence", Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article is a book review of The Democratic Experience and Political Violence. The book was co-edited by David Rapoport, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles and Leonard Weinberg, Foundation Professor of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Reno.


The Utility Of Psychological Research To Aid And Abet Violence: Terrorist Talent Scouts And The Selection And Management Of Youthful Terrorists, Editor Jun 2001

The Utility Of Psychological Research To Aid And Abet Violence: Terrorist Talent Scouts And The Selection And Management Of Youthful Terrorists, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article identities the political implications of psychological research intended to prevent or minimize youthful violence. The article then focuses on how this research can be used to help select and manage youthful terrorists.


Trends. The Effects Of Televised Violence: Anecdotal Data From Lebanon, Editor Jul 2000

Trends. The Effects Of Televised Violence: Anecdotal Data From Lebanon, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the effects of televised violence in Lebanon, and its impact on both Hezbollah and Israeli Defense Forces.


The Evolution Of Scientific Psychology And Public Policy: On Violence And Its Antidotes, Editor Jun 2000

The Evolution Of Scientific Psychology And Public Policy: On Violence And Its Antidotes, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article presents a conceptual context for considering the utility of psychology for public policy and addresses this utility for the public policy goal of minimizing human violence.


Trends. Deep In The Heart Of Texas: Threat Of Violence And The Duty To Warn, Editor Oct 1999

Trends. Deep In The Heart Of Texas: Threat Of Violence And The Duty To Warn, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The article discusses violence in the mentally ill and the obligation to report potential threats.


Misplaced Faith In Psychological Holiness: Murder, Suicide, Swiss Guards, And The Vatican, Editor May 1999

Misplaced Faith In Psychological Holiness: Murder, Suicide, Swiss Guards, And The Vatican, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes some of the problems in employing psychological testing to decrease the probability of murder perpetrated by employees in the job environment.


Trends. Serbs And Kosovar Albanians: Birds Of A Feather, Editor Apr 1999

Trends. Serbs And Kosovar Albanians: Birds Of A Feather, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses how Albanians and Serbs are alike in the throes of similarly deep and powerful psychological processes.


A Research Agenda In India For Political Psychologists: Fanning The Flames Of Political Violence Or Dousing Them? Jan 1999

A Research Agenda In India For Political Psychologists: Fanning The Flames Of Political Violence Or Dousing Them?

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes psychological Issues about the incitement of political violence in India that merits further attention by political psychologists.


The Organization For Security And Cooperation In Europe And Its 2,000-Member Multinational Force: Doing Milosevic's Dirty Work, Editor Nov 1998

The Organization For Security And Cooperation In Europe And Its 2,000-Member Multinational Force: Doing Milosevic's Dirty Work, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses whether the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) will be able to field all 2,000 members of the multinational force scheduled to observe Yugoslavian and Serbian Government forces in Kosovo.


Trends. The July 26 Elections: Ignoring The Political Psychology Of Cambodia, Editor Jul 1998

Trends. The July 26 Elections: Ignoring The Political Psychology Of Cambodia, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the upcoming, July 26, 1998, Cambodian election.


Trends. Current Events In Northern Ireland, Mexico, And Iraq: The Timeless Problem In Intelligence Operations, Editor Jun 1998

Trends. Current Events In Northern Ireland, Mexico, And Iraq: The Timeless Problem In Intelligence Operations, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the three kinds of intelligence operations and how they may make a future security challenge only that much more difficult to address.


Social Construction Of Destabilization In Indonesia And Colombia: Recipe For Intelligence And Policy Failures Jun 1998

Social Construction Of Destabilization In Indonesia And Colombia: Recipe For Intelligence And Policy Failures

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes how social constructs can deleteriously affect the implementation of intelligence and policy programs in environments of political destabilization.


Trends. Self-Inflicted Injury As Coping Strategy: An Example From Hamas, Editor Apr 1998

Trends. Self-Inflicted Injury As Coping Strategy: An Example From Hamas, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses a basic premise of psychodynamic political psychology, that of coping strategies being used to manage personal conflict which are often similar strategies used to manage political conflict.


Trends. Black, White, And Shades Of Grey: A Perspective On Kosovo, Editor Mar 1998

Trends. Black, White, And Shades Of Grey: A Perspective On Kosovo, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the brutal crackdowns by Serbian police and paramilitary forces against individuals of Albanian ethnicity in Kosovo province.


Trends. Dead Souls: Comment On The Luxor Murders, Editor Nov 1997

Trends. Dead Souls: Comment On The Luxor Murders, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

In this analysis, the author discusses an act of terrorism that occurred in Luxor Egypt, with a significant part of the research being done by Steven Cornell.


Kenya: The Psychology Of Collateral Damage, Editor Jul 1997

Kenya: The Psychology Of Collateral Damage, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the Kenyan government's use of violence when dealing with demonstrators.


Feminist Resistance In Serbia, Donna M. Hughes Dr., Lepa Mladjenovic, Zorica Mrsevic Dec 1994

Feminist Resistance In Serbia, Donna M. Hughes Dr., Lepa Mladjenovic, Zorica Mrsevic

Donna M. Hughes

In the last four years the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia has broken apart. Driven by nationalism, the wars in Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia have killed an estimated 300,000 people, wounded another 1,500,00 and forced 4,500,000 people to become refugees. While the world see daily reports of Serbian aggression and nationalist extremism, feminists in Serbia have been protesting all acts of aggression, included that advocated by their own government and supporting the victims of violence.