THE EMOTIONAL ROUTE TOWARDS (NON)NORMATIVE BEHAVIOR Individual and group factors that influence anger and contempt in becoming radicalized

Broekhuis, M.C. (2016) THE EMOTIONAL ROUTE TOWARDS (NON)NORMATIVE BEHAVIOR Individual and group factors that influence anger and contempt in becoming radicalized.

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Abstract:This study aims to gain more insights in both individual and group factors leading to radicalization by investigating the roles of emotions (anger and contempt) and personal life events of respondents. A survey was conducted among Dutch citizens (n = 150) in which an experiment was embedded to examine the potential moderating effects of personal life events. Results found that collective emotions mediate the relationships between personal emotions on legitimization of (non)normative actions. Also, collective deprivation affects collective emotions and personal deprivation influences personal emotions. Personal life events did not moderate these relationships. These results confirm the study of Tausch et al. (2011), which emphasizes the necessity to insert personal and group anger and contempt in radicalization models. More research is needed to know if and how negative life events can trigger an individual to radicalize and should attempt to identify factors and/or mechanisms which facilitate the relationship between personal and collective emotions in radicalization processes.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/69451
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