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Psychology and Law

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (online): 2222-5196

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

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Radicalisation: A Social Psychological Perspective (Part II) 79

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Tikhonova A.D.
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

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

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

Abstract
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.

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

Column: Interdisciplinary Studies

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

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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.

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