Psychology of Terrorism and Psychological Counterterrorism: 7 Things You Should Know

Course Description:

Sun-Tzu once wrote that to win at war you must know the enemy as you know yourself. This means knowing the manner in which the war will be fought. Winning the war on terrorism requires a practical understanding of the nature of terrorism and those who use it. This program will focus on the most important component of the war, which is the psychology of the weapon itself and its implications for public health preparedness and response.

Note: This course was originally delivered as a satellite broadcast.

Target Audience

Academic Faculty/Staff, Federal Government Employees, State Government Employees, Local Government Employees, Non-Government Employees and Students

Learning Objectives

  • Define terrorism
  • Define a psychological casualty
  • Describe the 80/20 rule as it relates to predicting casualties from an act of terrorism
  • Define psychological counterterrorism
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 Participation/CE
    Tulane Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) awards 2.00 hour(s) of credit for completing Psychology of Terrorism and Psychological Counterterrorism: 7 Things You Should Know
Course opens: 
10/20/2021
Course expires: 
01/01/2040
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
0

Instructors:

George S. Everly, Jr. PhD
Associate Professor
John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
John Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness

Available Credit

  • 2.00 Participation/CE
    Tulane Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) awards 2.00 hour(s) of credit for completing Psychology of Terrorism and Psychological Counterterrorism: 7 Things You Should Know

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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System Settings 
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