International Handbook of War, Torture, and Terrorism

  • Kathleen Malley-Morrison
  • Sherri McCarthy
  • Denise Hines

Part of the Peace Psychology Book Series book series (PPBS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xl
  2. Definitions of War, Torture, and Terrorism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mathilde Salmberg, Carla Machado, Silja Bara Ómarsdottir, Milena Doerfer, Ashley Brown, Laura Marcucci et al.
      Pages 15-25
    3. John M. Davis, Elizabeth Planje, Carol J. Davis, James Page, Michael Whitely, Shane O’Neil et al.
      Pages 27-48
    4. Sherri McCarthy, Vlado Miheljak, Nebojsa Petrović, Marko Polič, Charikleia Tsatsaroni, Nadide Pinar Kulakoglu et al.
      Pages 49-61
    5. Majed Ashy, Elizabeth Planje, Abdul Kareem Al-Obaidi, Lane Smith, Dalit Yassour-Boroschowitz, Helena Syna Desivilya et al.
      Pages 63-79
    6. Heyam Mohammed, Raja Tayeh, Elizabeth Planje, Gregory Malley
      Pages 81-93
    7. Mahlon Dalley, Jacqui Akhurst, Adeniyi Famose, Natoschia Scruggs, Laura Marcucci, Abdelali Abdelkader et al.
      Pages 95-112
    8. Eros DeSouza, Michael Stevens, Amanda Clinton, Laura Marcucci, Madison Mellish, Rodrigo Barahona et al.
      Pages 113-131
    9. Janice Jones, Ma. Regina E. Estuar, Sherri McCarthy, Ellora Puri, Megan Reif, Leslie Flores et al.
      Pages 133-143
    10. David Oh, Alice Murata, Hillary Mi-Sung Kim, Michelle Murata, Andrea Jones-Rooy
      Pages 145-161
    11. Abram Trosky, Mathilde Salmberg, Laura Marcucci, Shane O’Neil
      Pages 163-179
  3. National Security

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Lauren Groves, Andrea Mercurio
      Pages 183-187
    3. Michael Corgan, Helena Castanheira, Albertina Aros, Sandra Carina Fulquez, Matt Pita, Mariana Barbosa et al.
      Pages 189-203
    4. Lauren Groves, John M. Davis, James Page, Michael Whitely, Dylan Rose, Doe West
      Pages 205-222
    5. Marko Polič, Vlado Miheljak, Nebojsa Petrović, Sherri McCarthy, Charikleia Tsatsaroni, Anna Medvedeva
      Pages 223-237
    6. Lane Smith, Mohammad Bahramzadeh, Sherri McCarthy, Tristyn Campbell, Majed Ashy, Helena Syna Desivilya et al.
      Pages 239-256
    7. Mahlon Dalley, Jacqui Akhurst, Davies Banda, Abdelali Abdelkader, Alexandra Dick, Helena Castanheira et al.
      Pages 257-272

About this book


Armed conflict, on domestic or foreign soil, impacts people’s daily lives and shapes policy around the world. Millions live with the threat of terrorism, whether from random sources or known enemies. And the acceptability of torture is debated by politicians and public alike.

The International Handbook of War, Torture, and Terrorism synthesizes historical backgrounds, current trends, and findings from the Personal and Institutional Rights to Aggression and Peace Survey (PAIRTAPS), administered in forty countries over nine global regions. Contributors examine the social, cognitive, and emotional roots of people’s thinking on war and national security issues, particularly concerning the role of governments in declaring war, invading other countries, or torturing prisoners. By focusing on the cultural traditions and colonial histories of broad regions rather than of individual nations, the book demonstrates how context shapes ordinary citizens’ views on what is justifiable during times of war, as well as more nebulous concepts of patriotism and security. The Handbook:

  • Introduces the PAIRTAPS and explains the methodology for analyzing responses.
  • Defines war-related concepts from the unique perspectives of Western Europe, U.K./U.S., Middle East, Gulf States, Russia/Balkans, Africa, Latin America, South/Southeast Asia, and East Asia.
  • Provides an integrative summary of definitions and points of view.
  • Situates results in terms of social engagement/disengagement theory.
  • Considers implications for peace and reconciliation.

 As a reflection of the changing global landscape, the International Handbook of War, Torture, and Terrorism deserves to be read by a wide range of researchers in peace psychology, political science, sociology, and anthropology.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kathleen Malley-Morrison
    • 1
  • Sherri McCarthy
    • 2
  • Denise Hines
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. PsychologyBoston UniversityBostonUSA
  2. 2., Dept. of Educational PsychologyNorthern Arizona UniversityYumaUSA
  3. 3.Dept. PsychologyClark UniversityWorcesterUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-1637-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-1638-8
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