"Radical extremism has increased by 320% in the last five years and cost the
world an estimated US$14.1 trillion as of 2018. It’s a worldwide problem. From
the agitations of separatist movements and Boko Haram militia in Africa to an
apocalypse of neo-Nazi and far-right groups in America, Europe, and Australia,
the surge is harming societies in unprecedented ways.
People adopt radical behaviours for many reasons. Most popular among them are
socio-cultural and political triggers such as territorial control, politics,
and the display of weaponry.
Research often isolates the underlying psychological processes and
developmental issues that make people susceptible to adopting radical
behaviours. One of such issues is the disruption of the bond of attachment in
people’s everyday relationships.
Research shows that adults seek and maintain relationships with corporeal
objects such as places and people as well as non-corporeal objects such as
religious entities. But it’s still not clear what happens when the
relationships with any of these objects are disrupted by sudden life events.
This process is referred to as attachment disruption."
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Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics