“Nobody wants to hear that this is complicated.”
Against most all of his colleagues’ better judgement in grad school, John decided that he wanted to make a career of studying the psychology of terrorism. Then 9/11 happened…
John travels the world interviewing former terrorists to learn more about their motivations and psychology. Along the way, he’s learned that simply saying we’re good and they’re evil doesn’t really solve the problem.
There’s Always Hope
The Dangers of Hanging Out with Terrorists
The Secret Life of Terrorists
About John Horgan
John Horgan is a Professor in the Global Studies Institute and Department of Psychology at Georgia State University. He has a PhD in applied psychology and his research focuses on understanding psychological qualities of the pathways into, through and out of terrorism. The goal of this research is to better understand why people become terrorists so that we can potentially prevent more people from becoming terrorists in the first place.