Psychology

The Neuroscience of ‘Devoted Actors’ Within Extremist Groups

‘Devoted Actors’ Within Extremist Groups

People join violent groups for a variety of reasons, and they differ in their levels of commitment. Brain scans offer new insights into a particular type of members, the backbone of these groups we call “devoted actors.”

In Treatment: Therapy in the Middle East Needs a Non-Western Approach

Therapy in the Middle East Needs a Non-Western Approach

The convention under Western psychology is to treat a client as solely responsible for their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. By contrast, in collectivist societies the “Self” is usually treated in relationship to family members and the community.