Terrorism: Easing the Stress
Before it explodes – Would international travel or internet sites and documentary films about foreign places help stop jihadist attacks? Could student foreign exchanges help as well? All these things could help end terrorism if they cause terrorists to be less identified with their own ethnic group.
New research shows that people with extremely strong ties to their countries or groups are not only willing, but eager, to sacrifice themselves to save their compatriots. the majority of what psychologists call “fused” people, those who view themselves as completely immersed in a group (be it ethnic, national or other), are willing to commit extreme acts for what they consider to be the “good” of their compatriots.