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Significance Quest Theory of Radicalization

Arie W. Kruglanski, Jocelyn J. Bélanger, and Rohan Gunaratna

in The Three Pillars of Radicalization: Needs, Narratives, and Networks

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190851125
eISBN:
9780190851156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190851125.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter proposes the 3N theory of radicalization, which happens as a result of three elements coming together: the individuals’ needs, the narrative to which they are exposed, and the networks ... More


The N Trilogy

Arie W. Kruglanski, David Webber, and Daniel Koehler

in The Radical's Journey: How German Neo-Nazis Voyaged to the Edge and Back

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190851095
eISBN:
9780190084622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190851095.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Chapter 4 presents the theoretical framework that forms the backbone of the remaining chapters in the book. This framework identifies three basic factors (the three Ns) that perform important roles ... More


The Three Pillars of Radicalization: Needs, Narratives, and Networks

Arie W. Kruglanski, Jocelyn J. Bélanger, and Rohan Gunaratna

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190851125
eISBN:
9780190851156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190851125.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This book identifies the three major determinants of radicalization that progresses into violent extremism, the three Ns of radicalization. The first determinant is the need: Individuals’ universal ... More


Empirical Evidence for Significance Quest Theory

Arie W. Kruglanski, Jocelyn J. Bélanger, and Rohan Gunaratna

in The Three Pillars of Radicalization: Needs, Narratives, and Networks

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190851125
eISBN:
9780190851156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190851125.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines cutting-edge empirical evidence related to the psychology of terrorism. This evidence is gleaned through a variety of methods that include surveys and experiments carried out in ... More


Hardships of Extremism

Arie W. Kruglanski, David Webber, and Daniel Koehler

in The Radical's Journey: How German Neo-Nazis Voyaged to the Edge and Back

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190851095
eISBN:
9780190084622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190851095.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Chapter 8 reports on circumstances and reasons that our interviewees disengaged from the right-wing movement. The chapter begins by combining our 3N approach with a commonly cited “push–pull” ... More


Entry into the Extreme Right

Arie W. Kruglanski, David Webber, and Daniel Koehler

in The Radical's Journey: How German Neo-Nazis Voyaged to the Edge and Back

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190851095
eISBN:
9780190084622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190851095.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Chapter 6 examines what motivated the interviewees to join extreme right-wing groups and organizations. Analyses revealed that the most common soon-to-be-extremist was someone who was socially ... More


Inside the Extreme Right

Arie W. Kruglanski, David Webber, and Daniel Koehler

in The Radical's Journey: How German Neo-Nazis Voyaged to the Edge and Back

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190851095
eISBN:
9780190084622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190851095.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Chapter 7 turns to the interviewees’ phase of membership within the movement. For the majority of the interviewees, membership satisfied their quest for significance, purpose and acceptance. ... More


Other Theories of Radicalization

Arie W. Kruglanski, Jocelyn J. Bélanger, and Rohan Gunaratna

in The Three Pillars of Radicalization: Needs, Narratives, and Networks

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190851125
eISBN:
9780190851156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190851125.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter contains a review of major prior theories of radicalization that adopt sociological, political science, or psychiatric perspectives. The chapter then compares the previous theories with ... More


Leaving the Movement and Life in the Aftermath

Arie W. Kruglanski, David Webber, and Daniel Koehler

in The Radical's Journey: How German Neo-Nazis Voyaged to the Edge and Back

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190851095
eISBN:
9780190084622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190851095.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The first part of Chapter 9 continues the examination of how the interviewees ultimately decided to separate themselves from the extremist movement. The authors identify the most typical routes of ... More


EpilogueThe neo-Nazi Experience and the Psychology of Radicalization

Arie W. Kruglanski, David Webber, and Daniel Koehler

in The Radical's Journey: How German Neo-Nazis Voyaged to the Edge and Back

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190851095
eISBN:
9780190084622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190851095.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Chapter 10 provides further comment on some of the important findings and implications of those findings. The chapter begins with a discussion of the 3N framework that guided the authors’ ... More


Profiles in Violent Extremism

Arie W. Kruglanski, Jocelyn J. Bélanger, and Rohan Gunaratna

in The Three Pillars of Radicalization: Needs, Narratives, and Networks

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190851125
eISBN:
9780190851156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190851125.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter describes 10 instances of radicalization in which individuals committed or attempted to commit politically motivated acts of extreme violence against others. What strikes one about these ... More


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