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Bäck, Emma A.; Bäck, Hanna; Altermark, Niklas; Knapton, Holly – International Journal of Developmental Science, 2018
It is a human fundamental to desire to be valued, loved and respected--to be significant. Social exclusion induce significance loss which elicits a 'quest for significance'--the search for opportunities to re-gain significance. The present article establishes this relation in a laboratory experiment (N = 71, mean age = 28, SD = 10.42, 65% women,…
Descriptors: Social Isolation, Laboratory Experiments, Attitude Change, Rejection (Psychology)
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Pauwels, Lieven J. R.; Hardyns, Wim – International Journal of Developmental Science, 2018
In the present study, the interaction between specific measures of endorsement for extremism (e.g. endorsement for religious, left-wing or far-right extremism), thrill-seeking, and active online exposure to extremism via social media with regard to the explanation of politically and/or religiously motivated aggression is investigated. While the…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Social Attitudes, Antisocial Behavior, Social Media
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Böckler, Nils; Leuschner, Vincenz; Zick, Andreas; Scheithauer, Herbert – International Journal of Developmental Science, 2018
Analysis of incidents over the past ten years in Germany reveals that the boundaries between targeted attacks in schools and terrorist attacks are starting to blur. Bockler, Leuschner, Roth, Zick, and Scheithauer (2018) recently presented a set of hypotheses about similarities between the developmental pathways of school attackers and lone actor…
Descriptors: Terrorism, Case Studies, Violence, Comparative Analysis
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Perry, Gali; Wikstrom, Per-Olof H.; Roman, Gabriela D. – International Journal of Developmental Science, 2018
The Situational Action Theory of crime submits that law-related morality, the ability to exercise self-control, and exposure to criminogenic settings are key predictors of both regular criminality and violent extremism. Indeed, morality and self-control were found to be significantly correlated with violent extremism, and especially right-wing…
Descriptors: Violence, Political Attitudes, Crime, Moral Values
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Macdougall, Alex I.; van der Veen, Jaap; Feddes, Allard R.; Nickolson, Lars; Doosje, Bertjan – International Journal of Developmental Science, 2018
Radicalising individuals gradually accept violence as legitimate to instigate political and/or societal changes. In two studies, we investigate the beginning phase of the radicalisation process. We examine whether different trajectories into radicalism can be distinguished based on underlying needs, related to identity, injustice, sensation, or…
Descriptors: Ideology, Violence, Political Attitudes, Social Influences
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Hassan, Ghayda; Brouillette-Alarie, Sebastien; Alava, Seraphin; Frau-Meigs, Divina; Lavoie, Lysiane; Fetiu, Arber; Varela, Wynnpaul; Borokhovski, Evgueni; Venkatesh, Vivek; Rousseau, Cecile; Sieckelinck, Stijn – International Journal of Developmental Science, 2018
The main objective of this systematic review is to synthesize the empirical evidence on how the Internet and social media may, or may not, constitute spaces for exchange that can be favorable to violent extremism. Of the 5,182 studies generated from the searches, 11 studies were eligible for inclusion in this review. We considered empirical…
Descriptors: Violence, Internet, Social Media, Ideology
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van de Wetering, Denis; Zick, Andreas; Mietke, Hannah – International Journal of Developmental Science, 2018
This article reconstructs disengagement of women from extreme right groups not theoretically as individual decision-making process, but empirically as social identity work. A thorough analysis of qualitative interviews conducted with six female and six male former right-wing extremists demonstrates how extreme right membership identities of women…
Descriptors: Females, Males, Social Influences, Caring
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King, Sonja; Endres, Johann; Schwab, Mariann; Stemmler, Mark; Lauchs, Lora; Armborst, Andreas – International Journal of Developmental Science, 2018
Violent extremism research is still lacking a sound empirical basis for the validation of assessment instruments. Yet there is a growing need for these instruments to assess the dangerousness of individuals, but also the success of interventions. By analysing prisoner files of one female and 39 male inmates (average age 28.83 years, SD = 7.58)…
Descriptors: Islam, Institutionalized Persons, Risk Assessment, Mental Health
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Losel, Friedrich; King, Sonja; Bender, Doris; Jugl, Irina – International Journal of Developmental Science, 2018
Extremism and radicalization towards violence are urgent topics in many countries. Numerous research projects are carried out, of which many focus on risk factors only. In contrast, this article contains a systematic review of the rare international research on protective factors. After screening more than 2,000 documents, we found 17 reports…
Descriptors: Violence, World Views, Foreign Countries, Antisocial Behavior
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Stefanek, Elisabeth; Strohmeier, Dagmar; Yanagida, Takuya – International Journal of Developmental Science, 2017
The goals of this study were (1) to identify groups of bullies and victims, (2) to investigate level differences in depression, peer relationships, and academic variables, and (3) to examine how peer relationships and academic variables were associated with depression in these groups. The sample comprised 1,451 students (48.6% girls) aged 10-15…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Victims, Bullying, Peer Relationship
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Pieschl, Stephanie; Porsch, Torsten – International Journal of Developmental Science, 2017
Theoretically, there are strong arguments for a relationship between cyberbullying and trust. On the one hand, trust is built on experiences; thus, experiences of malevolence such as cyberbullying might contribute to low trust. On the other hand, high trust may lead to risky online behavior such as self-disclosures that could increase the risk of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Case Studies
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Pieschl, Stephanie; Kourteva, Penka; Stauf, Leonie – International Journal of Developmental Science, 2017
Nowadays cyberbullying prevention programs such as Surf-Fair can significantly reduce cyberbullying but little is known about necessary and sufficient conditions of their effectiveness. Case Study 1 followed three successive waves of implementation of Surf-Fair in one German highest-track secondary school in a pre-post design. Results show no…
Descriptors: Evaluation, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Prevention
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Solomontos-Kountouri, Olga; Tsagkaridis, Konstantinos; Gradinger, Petra; Strohmeier, Dagmar – International Journal of Developmental Science, 2017
The present paper (1) examined variables, which could predict traditional bullying, cyberbullying, traditional victimization and cybervictimization and (2) looked at persons to examine whether academic, socio-emotional and demographic characteristics differed between traditional, cyber and mixed bullies, victims and bully-victims. A sample of…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Bullying, Victims, Secondary School Students
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Wachs, Sebastian; Wright, Michelle F.; Wolf, Karsten D. – International Journal of Developmental Science, 2017
The present study investigates frequency rates of sexting, and examines the associations of sexting with self-control and self-esteem as psychological correlates. The study sample included 1,818 adolescents between 12 and 17 years (M[subscript age] = 14.3, SD = 1.4) from Germany, the Netherlands, and Thailand. Across the three countries, the…
Descriptors: Correlation, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Self Control
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Dogan, Aysun; Keser, Eda; Sen, Zeynep; Yanagida, Takuya; Gradinger, Petra; Strohmeier, Dagmar – International Journal of Developmental Science, 2017
The ViSC program is the first evidence based anti-bullying program implemented in Turkey. A quasi-experimental longitudinal control group design comprising six schools and 26 classes was realized to examine the program effectiveness regarding different forms of perpetration and victimization. The effectiveness of two dosages of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, Prevention, Interpersonal Competence
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