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Task Force on Terrorism

The IAAP Board created a Task Force on Terrorism during its 2016 meeting in Yokohama.  Violence and terrorism are profoundly changing the world we live in, affecting our effectiveness, security and well-being. A better understanding of what spurs violence and terrorism in today’s world is needed to develop more effective approaches to thwart violence and terrorism in the world.  

Aim

The primary aim of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP) Task Force on Terrorism is to engage members of the psychology community (teachers, researchers, practitioners, and students) in the issue of terrorism.  

Mandate

The mandate of the IAAP Task Force on Terrorism is to report on the contributions of psychological research to the understanding of psychological dimensions of terrorism, provide research and policy recommendations for psychological science, and propose actions that IAAP could or should take to assist psychologists’ engagement with the issue of terrorism.   

Tasks

To fulfill its mandate, the Task Force will:  

  1. Summarize research illustrating a psychologically informed understanding of terrorism in terms of its causes, impacts and remedies;
  2. Formulate research and policy recommendations for psychological science to address the issues of terrorism;
  3. Make recommendations to the IAAP Board of Directors as to what actions IAAP should take to enlist psychologists in the fight against terrorism and play an enduring and expanding role in helping humanity to find a path to peace.   

In the picture, the members of executive committee of IAAP Task Force on Terrorism. From left to right: James Kagaari (member of the Task Force on Terrorism), Daniel Dodgen (member of the Task Force on Terrorism and Division 6 President-Elect), Janel Gauthier (IAAP President), and Maria Paz Garcia-Vera (member of the Task Force on Terrorism and Division 6 President).


Task Force on Terrorism Communiqué

The IAAP Board created a Task Force on Terrorism during its 2016 meeting in Yokohama.  Violence and terrorism are profoundly changing the world we live in, affecting our effectiveness, security and well-being. A better understanding of what spurs violence and terrorism in today’s world is needed to develop more effective approaches to thwart violence and terrorism in the world.  

Click here to read the Janel Gauthier President of IAAP communiqué about the Task Force on Terrorism on July 2016.


Sharing Resources

One of the main objetives on the task Force on terrorism is sharing interesting information about diferent areas about research, clinical intervention, prevention of attacks, prevention of negative consequences or political programs developed in the world on terrorism or other related issues.