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Radicalisation: A mental health issue, not a religious one - New Scientist 8 April 2015
Opinion essay by Kamaldeep Bhui "Research in the US following the 9/11 attacks suggested that having sympathies for terrorist acts and violent protest is a sign that people are susceptible to future radicalising influences. We ... assessed these kinds of sympathies in men and women of Pakistani and Bangladeshi origin living in the UK. We found that these views were uncommon – they were held by just 2.5 per cent of our sample – and were unrelated to poverty, political engagement, or experience of discrimination and adversity. However, we did find a correlation between extremist sympathies and being young, in full-time education, relative social isolation, and having a tendency towards depressive symptoms. In contrast, we found that being born outside the UK, general ill health or having large social networks were all associated with moderate views. We also found that women were as likely as men to hold extreme sympathies, although the association with depression was stronger in men."
NewScientist  radicalization  mentalhealth  religion  psychology  depression 
august 2015 by pierredv
The joys of parenthood | = Lexington
"Why conservatives are happier than liberals" Lexington on Arthur Brooks book "Gross National Happiness". Notes that conservatives more than twice as likely to say they're very happy than self-professed liberals.
economist  factoids  psychology  mentalhealth  politics 
april 2008 by pierredv

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