Authors Archives: Candace S. Alcorta

Biology, Culture, and Religiously Motivated Suicide Terrorism: An Evolutionary Perspective

Abstract From an evolutionary perspective, religiously motivated suicide terrorism constitutes a subset of a broader trend of suicide among adolescent males marginalized by ongoing urban globalization. Social ambiguity, role conflict, and cultural dissonance during a vulnerable period of brain development constitute proximate causes; ultimate causes include inter-group competition and the relative expendability and powerlessness of […]

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