Psychology Professor Clark McCauley Quoted by Media Covering Violence in the Middle East

Posted February 12th, 2015 at 12:33 pm.

mccauleyBryn Mawr Psychology Professor Clark McCauley, whose recent research has focused on the process of radicalization, was recently quoted in a New York Times article about the terrorist group ISIS.

McCauley’s expertise was also tapped recently by a reporter with the Middle East news organization Al-Monitor for a piece on a Turkish military unit that has been guarding the Tomb of Suleiman Shah, which is considered to be sovereign Turkish territory in Syria.

On Tuesday, Feb. 24, McCauley will be speaking at the Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation as part of a panel that will be looking at “New Approaches to Understanding Radicalization.”

McCauley is co-director of the Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict at Bryn Mawr. He received his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1970.  His research interests include stereotypes, group dynamics, intergroup conflict, and the psychological foundations of genocide and terrorism. He is a consultant and reviewer for the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation for research on dominance, aggression, and violence, and a principal investigator of the National Consortium for Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (NC-START). With Dan Chirot, he is author of Why Not Kill Them All? The Logic of Mass Political Murder and Finding Ways of Avoiding it. With Sophia Moskalenko, he is author of Friction: How Radicalization Happens to Them and Us. He is founding editor of the journal Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict.

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