Psychology of Religious Terrorists: Theoretical & Methodological Reflections

Religious terrorism has been shocking many people in Indonesia and other countries. Some of us question what actually causes the some religious people committed to that action. This can be answered in our forum this week which discusses about “Psychology of Religious Terrorists: Theoretical & Methodological Reflections”. Dr. Tomas Lindgren is the speaker in this forum who will lead us to discuss more about that interesting topic. We invite you to join this forum. Some information about this forum can be read as follows.

Date: Wednesday, 11 March 2009
Time: 12.30 pm ? 2.30 pm (free lunch)
Venue: Room 306, UGM Graduate School Jln. Teknika Utara Pogung YKT
Speaker: Dr. Tomas Lindgren


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About the speaker: Dr. Tomas Lindgren is an Associate Professor of Psychology of Religion, Department of Religious Studies UMEO University, Sweden. His educational background is Th.D. in University of Uppsala (History of Religions, Biblical Studies); M..A. in Ume? University (Psychology of Religion, Psychology, Philosophy); and M. Div. in University of Uppsala (History of Religions, Biblical Studies). His main research interests include: Cultural Psychology. Cognition & Religion. Social Constructionism. Narrative Psychology. Religious Violence. Mysticism. Religion and Culture in Southeast Asia. He has published a book entitled Lindgren, Tomas (2001). B?n som akt och erfarenhet. En religionspsykologis k studie av b?nens uttryck, f?ruts?ttningar och funktioner i en muslimsk och kristen kontext [Prayer as Act and Experience. A Psychological Study of the Expressions, Prerequisites and Functions of Prayer in a Muslim and Christian Context]. Uppsala: Uppsala universitet.


The forum is free of charge and on a first-come-first basis. If you want to be speaker in Wednesday Forum, please contact us.

Contact person:

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