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Cultural-Historical Psychology

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 1816-5435

ISSN (online): 2224-8935

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/chp

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Radicalisation of Adolescents and Youth: In Search of Explanations

Tikhonova A.D., Moscow, Russia, GutnikAD@bez.mos.ru.
Dvoryanchikov N.V., Ph.D. in Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Dean Faculty of Legal and Forensic Psychology, professor of the Chair of Clinical and Forensic Psychology, Faculty of Legal and Forensic Psychology, MSUPE, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, dvorian@gmail.com
Ernst-Vintila A., PhD student, University Paris-Nanterre - School of Social Sciences and Administration, Associate Professor, Parisian Center for Research in Social Psychology - LAPPS EA 4386 , Paris, France, a.ernst.vintila@gmail.com
Bovina I.B., Ph.D., Professor, Department of Clinical and Legal Psychology, Faculty of Legal Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, innabovina@yandex.ru
Abstract
The main purpose of the presented article is to reveal the potential of social psychological knowledge for the analysis of radicalisation of young people. In the introduction, the features of socialisation in the modern world are discussed. Special attention is drawn to the role of the Internet in the socialisation of adolescents and young people. It is noted that the dominance of audiovisual information contributes to the reduction of reflexivity and promotes the so-called clip thinking, which has become an integral characteristic of adolescents and young people. It is emphasized that life in the modern society is associated with a number of changes taking place simultaneously at different levels, and uncertainty has become its important feature. Extremism and radicalisation are considered as a reaction to uncertainty, a way to overcome it. The main part of the article is devoted to the analysis of models of radicalization describes in various works. Finally, perspectives of further investigation into the subject are outlined.

Keywords: socialisation, adolescents and young people, radicalisation, influence, propaganda, extremism, terrorism

Column: Social psychology

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/chp.2017130305

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