Katarzyna Jasko from our Centre together with David Webber, Arie Kruglanski, Michele Gelfand, Muh Taufiqurrohman, Malkanthi Hettiarachchi, and Rohan Gunaratna have just published a new article in ‘Journal of Personality and Social Psychology’. The paper investigates the role of social context in violent extremism. In four studies conducted in Sri Lanka, Morocco, and Indonesia researchers compared participants residing in social contexts that were more or less radical. The results showed that in radical social contexts quest for significance— a desire for respect and recognition —was a stronger predictor of support for political violence than in less radical contexts.
You can find the paper >> HERE <<