Radicalisation of Adolescents and Youth: In Search of Explanations



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.

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

Journal rubric: Social Psychology

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/chp.2017130305

For citation: Tikhonova A.D., Dvoryanchikov N.V., Ernst-Vintila A., Bovina I.B. Radicalisation of Adolescents and Youth: In Search of Explanations. Kul'turno-istoricheskaya psikhologiya = Cultural-Historical Psychology, 2017. Vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 32–40. DOI: 10.17759/chp.2017130305. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Anastasia D. Tikhonova, MA in Psychology, graduate student, Faculty of Legal and Forensic Psychology, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0030-2119, e-mail: GutnikAD@bez.mos.ru

Nikolay V. Dvoryanchikov, PhD in Psychology, Docent, Dean, Faculty of Legal and Forensic Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1462-5469, e-mail: dvorian@gmail.com

Andreea Ernst-Vintila, Doctor of Psychology, Associate Professor, University Paris-Nanterre - School of Social Sciences and Administration, Associate Professor, Parisian Center for Research in Social Psychology - LAPPS EA 4386, Parisian Center for Research in Social Psychology - LAPPS EA 4386, Paris, France, e-mail: a.ernst.vintila@gmail.com

Inna B. Bovina, Doctor of Psychology, Research Director, Associate Professor, Department of Clinical and Legal Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9497-6199, e-mail: innabovina@yandex.ru



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