Psychology Professor Clark McCauley’s Expertise on Terrorism Featured in Several Outlets

Posted August 11th, 2015 at 3:39 pm.

mccauleyBryn Mawr Psychology Professor Clark McCauley is quoted and his research cited in the article Recovering From Hate on the website Nova Next, NOVA’s digital publication that providing in-depth articles and commentaries from some of the most respected journalists, scientists, and engineers.

In addition, he has co-written an article for United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute’s Freedom from Fear magazine titled Western Muslims Volunteering to Fight in Syria and Iraq: Why Do They Go, And What Should We Do?

McCauley has also recently written a section for a white paper titled The Science of Decision Making Across the Span of Human Activity for the Strategic Multi-layer Assessment (SMA) program. SMA is a multi-disciplinary, multi-agency portfolio of projects that assesses and studies challenging “hard problems” associated with planning and operations of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), military services, and Government agencies.

McCauley’s 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. McCauley received his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1970.

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