"Security issues are intimately tied to human behavior. Whether it is waging of wars, carrying out of insurgencies, yielding or resisting terrorism, conducting negotiations, or combating extremism—it is individuals (leaders, policy makers, voters, generals and foot soldiers) that make these happen. They are governed by factors, structures and processes that constitute what is broadly known as the “human nature,” the quintessential subject matter of psychology. Indeed, social scientists’ recommendations to policy makers almost without exception contained implicit psychological assumptions."
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Associated Minerva-funded project: Motivation, Ideology and the Social Process in Radicalization and Deradicalization