Normative seeds for deadly martyrdoms

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Even if Lankford's biographical examination of perpetrators of suicidal attacks serves to alert us on the role played by individual factors in their recruitment, psychological frailties, distress, or coercion do not exhaust the causal pathways to deadly martyrdom. Normative personality attributes must be explored further in order to ascertain plausible roots of murderous sacrifice. We have advanced (Tobeña 2004b; 2009; 2011) a template of normative temperamental traits that could lead activists to the threshold of volunteering for murderous missions. © 2014 Cambridge University Press.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)378-379
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


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