Psychological Assessment and Interventions in Radicalized Individuals
Pp. 100-111 (12)
The planet has been the scene of numerous disturbing scenarios of violent
acts by radicalized individuals who operate independently without any terrorist
organization’s formal affiliation. They are called ‘lone wolves’ or ‘lone actors.’ Experts
in mental health will help detect radicalization and deter it by robust assessment of
people at risk of radicalization. Also, community mental-health practitioners are
privileged to detect the societal signs that indicate a radicalized entourage that might
favor potential victims of it, including children. The current Delphi study, inclusive of
focus groups, was conducted by psychiatrists familiar with radicalization in different
countries and across varied cultures and explained significant aspects of the psychology
of radicalization in the lone wolf.
Assessment, Interventions, Lone Wolf, Psychology, Radicalization.