Radicalisation: A Social Psychological Perspective (Part II)



The purpose of this article is to provide a social psychological analysis of the propaganda of terrorist organizations through the use of social media. This article deals with the problem of «clip» consciousness in the age of rapid consumption of information, analyzes the features of visual effects in the propaganda of terrorist organizations, and emphasizes the importance of the impact of visual information on the perception of the message by the audience. Images, along with text information, form a frame that affects cognitive formations and affects the processing and interpretation of the message, the perception of facts and circumstances of what is said. The article discusses the similarity between the propaganda of the terrorist organization «Islamic state», banned in the Russian Federation, and the propaganda of the Nazi party (NSDAP), and examines the methods of influence used in its propaganda by the «Islamic state» in relation to a female audience.

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Keywords: propaganda, images, psychological impact, terrorism, social networks, mass communication

Journal rubric: Interdisciplinary Studies

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/psylaw.2020100415

Funding. Bovina I. B. performed theoretical and analytical research on the problem of radicalization with the financial support of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) in the framework of the scientific project “Expansion (Competition for financial support for the preparation and publication of scientific review articles)” - № 19-113-50280.

For citation: Tikhonova A.D., Bovin B.G., Bovina I.B. Radicalisation: A Social Psychological Perspective (Part II) [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2020. Vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 214–230. DOI: 10.17759/psylaw.2020100415. (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

Boris G. Bovin, PhD in Psychology, Docent, Leading Researcher, Federal State Institution Research Institute of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9255-7372, e-mail: bovinbg@yandex.ru

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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