In this section you can find literature about Psychopathology. As stated, the literature described in this section is not exhaustive, but this will be expanded and updated.


  • Systematic review Mental disorder, psychological problems and terrorist behaviour: A systematic review and meta‐analysis; Kiran M. Sarma, Sarah L. Carthy, Katie M. Cox (2022) Wiley Online Library
  • Are radicalization and terrorism associated with psychiatric disorders? A systematic review; Margot Trimbur, Ali Amad, Mathilde Horn, Pierre Thomas, Thomas Fovet (2021)  Journal of Psychiatric Research Volume 141, September 2021, Pages 214-222
  • Systematic Review of Mental Health Problems and Violent Extremism; Paul Gill, Caitlin Clemmow, Florian Hetzel, Bettina Rottweiler, Nadine Salman, Isabelle Van Der Vegt, Zoe Marchment, Sandy Schumann, Sanaz Zolghadriha, Norah Schulten, Helen Taylor & Emily Corner (2020) The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology, 32(1), 51-78

Other interesting titles:

  • Risk factors for terrorism: a comparison of family, childhood, and personality risk factors among Iraqi terrorists, murderers, and controls; Dhumad, S., Candilis, P.J., Cleary, S.D., Dyer, A.R. & Khalifa, N. (2020)  Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, 12(1): 72-88
  • A systematic review on the relationship between mental health, radicalization and mass violence; Misiak, B., Samochowiec, J., Bhui, K., Schouler-Ocak, M., Demunter, H., Kuey, L., Raballo, A., Gorwood, P., Frydecka, D., & Dom, G. (2019)  European psychiatry: the journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists, 56, 51–59
  • Mental Disorders, Personality Traits, and Grievance-Fueled Targeted Violence: The Evidence Base and Implications for Research and Practice; Corner, E., Gill, P., Schouten, R., & Farnham, F. (2018) Journal of Personality Assessment, 100(5), 459–470
  • There and back again: The study of mental disorder and terrorist involvement; Gill, P., & Corner, E. (2017)  American Psychologist, 72(3), 231–241
  • A False Dichotomy? Mental Illness and Lone-Actor Terrorism; Corner, E., & Gill, P. (2015)  Law and Human Behavior, 39(1), 23–34
  • Distinguishing ‘Loner’ Attacks from other Domestic Extremists: A Comparison of Far-right Homicide Incident and Offender Characteristics; Gruenenwald, J., Chermak, S.M., & Freilich, J.D. (2013) Criminology and Public Policy 12(1): 1-27
  • Making Palestinian 'Martyrdom Operations'/'Suicide Attacks': Interviews With Would-Be Perpetrators and Organizers; Merari, A., Fighel, J., Ganor, B., Lavie, E., Tzoreff, Y. & Livne, A. (2009)  Terrorism and Political Violence, 22(1): 102-119
  • Authoritarianism and pathological hatred: A social psychological profile of the middle eastern terrorist; Gottschalk, M. & Gottschalk, S. (2004)  The American Sociologist 35, 38–59