There are a great many things that can motivate a person to do any number of things out there. Motivation itself is the desire of someone to do something or steps to achieve their ultimate goal. Terrorism holds no difference in this sense. It is an act that is carried out by those motivated for what they view as something bigger in their eyes. There are various opinions and views on the acts of terrorism. Some are in understanding while others are in outrage and view this topic as solely one-sided. Regardless of ones opinion on the matter, it is important to understand all sides of what can motivate individuals on acts of terrorism as well as what could draw one away from acts of terrorism.
Disengaging From Terrorism
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It simply isn’t right, wrong, cause and reaction. This goes into what mentally can trigger a person to act on the thoughts of terrorism and destruction. This again goes greatly into beliefs, both with backing and those that have been twisted to one’s perception. Motivation is a great tool to utilize in any process to accomplishment. By accessing and utilizing one’s beliefs to accomplish an ultimate goal such as these is understandable and reachable in the mind’s eye. On page eleven of this book it talks about the instinct theory. The first and most recognizable model that is associated with violence in general is the Psychoanalytic model that is followed in psychology (Borum, 2004). This model to follow is viewed as having substantial ground to stand on and in other instances it is viewed as a weak model to compare anything to. Continuing with the instinct theory, on page twelve, there is the Ethology model that is studied. This is explained as a scientific study of animal behavior. We as humans are tuned in with our own animal instincts. They are much like any other animal in regards to basic needs (i.e. aggression, survival, love, want and so on). Terrorism fits into each of these instinctual categories. When one has the feelings of need, want and belief in themselves, no matter the right or wrong in it, they then have the foundation to stand on and move forward in whatever plan of action they might have (Borum,