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Task Force on Terrorism

The AICPC 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 AICPC 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 AICPC 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 AICPC 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 AICPC Board of Directors as to what actions AICPC 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.   

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.
•    Communiqué from Division 6: facing the consequences of terrorism
•    Scarce Resources for Nuclear Detonation: Project Overview and Challenges
•    Social, Psychological, and Behavioral Responses to a Nuclear Detonation in a US City: Implications for Health Care Planning and Delivery
•    A Longitudinal Investigation of the Relationship between Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms and Posttraumatic Growth in a Cohort of Israeli Jews and Palestinians during Ongoing Violence
•    PSYCHOLOGICAL REPORT FROM 11-M ATTACKS
•    Terrorism, radicalization and de-radicalization
•    BEYOND NUMBERS: another information could be obtained with questionnaires
•    Efficacy and effectiveness of treatments for adult victims of terrorist attacks: a systematic review
•    Terrorism and Armed Conflict: The importance of applying evidence-based practices beyond levels of development
•    REPERCUSIONES PSICOPATOLÓGICAS DE LOS ATENTADOS TERRORISTAS EN LAS VÍCTIMAS ADULTAS Y SU TRATAMIENTO:ESTADO DE LA CUESTIÓN.
•    Terrorism: Two Complementary Approaches
•    EFFICACY OF A LONG-TERM TRAUMA FOCUSED CBT IN PTSD, MAJOR DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY DISORDERS IN VICTIMS OF TERRORISM
•    Técnicas para el análisis de diseños de caso único en la práctica clínica: ejemplos de aplicación en el tratamiento de víctimas de atentados terroristas.
•    FROM PSYCHOLOGY OF TERRORISTS TO PSYCHOLOGY OF TERRORISM