April 17, 2017

Marginalization, Identity Diffusion, and Terrorism

Adolescents and young adults who have grown up in ethnocentric minority enclaves and/or are children of less-assimilated immigrants remain vulnerable to gaps in their core identities. These gaps are often exploited by paranoid exhortations of self-serving, narcissistic leaders (directly or via internet). An especially disastrous outcome is the vulnerability such youth have to radicalization and terrorist acts.

Speaker: Salman Akhtar, MD

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