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Dr. Scott Atran discusses What Drives People to do Heinous Crimes and Terrorism & Mental Health on RadioMD

Professor Scott Atran on “What Drives People to do Heinous Crimes?” and Terrorism & Mental Health: What’s the Connection?” on RadioMD.  RadioMD is a “community” of health experts and top doctors featuring important information to help people with health, wellness, lifestyle and fitness.

Dr Scott Atran on “How homegrown terrorists become radicalized” on “America Live with Megyn Kelly”

Dr Scott Atran on “How homegrown terrorists become radicalized” on “America Live with Megyn Kelly” View the video on foxnews.com

Dr Scott Atran in Foreign Policy: “Black and White and Red All Over”

Scott Atran (22 April 2013). “Black and White and Red All Over.” Foreign Policy. “Americans refuse to be terrorized,” declared President Barack Obama in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings. “Ultimately, that’s what we’ll remember from this week.” Believe that, and I’ve got a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn. The Boston bombings have…Read More »

Dr Scott Atran in Foreign Policy: “Social Warfare”

Scott Atran (March 15, 2013). “Social Warfare.” Foreign Policy. With the automatic sequestration cuts geared up to slash billions of dollars from domestic programs, military funding, social services, and government-sponsored scientific research — including about a 6 percent reduction for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) — policymakers and…Read More »

Dr Scott Atran in The Huffington Post: “The Folly of Defunding Social Science”

Scott Atran (March 15, 2013). “The Folly of Defunding Social Science.” The Huffington Post. With the so-called sequester geared to cut billions of dollars to domestic programs, military funding, social services, and government-sponsored scientific research — including about a 6 percent reduction for the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation –  policymakers…Read More »

Professor Charles Strozier discusses Cults on the OWN Network

What is a cult, and how does it differ from a new religious movement? In preparation for their upcoming investigative report on Doug Perry, a cyber preacher who stresses a vow of spiritual martyrdom to his congregation, “Our America with Lisa Ling” producers sat down with an expert to gain perspective on the subject of…Read More »

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Charles Strozier & Scott Gabriel Knowles (September 12, 2012). “9/11: A lapse of Memory.”  The Philadelphia Inquirer. The typical student entering college this fall was in second grade on Sept. 11, 2001. She may have little or no memory of the day itself; hers has been a youth set against the backdrop of the post-9/11…Read More »

The Philadelphia Inquirer

John Mueller (September 9, 2012). “Never have so few been able to frighten so many.”  The Philadelphia Inquirer. As we enter the second year of 9/11′s second decade, anxieties about terrorism in the United States haven’t declined – even though no Islamist terrorist has been able to detonate even the simplest of bombs in the…Read More »

Dr Scott Atran in Foreign Policy: “God and the Ivory Tower”

Scott Atran (August 6, 2012). “God and the Ivory Tower.” Foreign Policy The era of world struggle between the great secular ideological -isms that began with the French Revolution and lasted through the Cold War (republicanism, anarchism, socialism, fascism, communism, liberalism) is passing on to a religious stage. Across the Middle East and North Africa,…Read More »

Dr Scott Atran in Science and Religion Today: “How Can A Better Understanding of Sacred Values Help Us Resolve Intergroup Conflicts”

Scott Atran (May 22, 2012). “How Can A Better Understanding of Sacred Values Help Us Resolve Intergroup Conflicts.” Science and Religion Today Humans define the groups to which they belong in abstract terms. Often they strive for lasting intellectual and emotional bonding with anonymous others, and make their greatest exertions in killing and dying not…Read More »

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