Extremism, religion and psychiatric morbidity


What sociological factors can lead people to adopt extremist views or commit terrorist activities? What is the relationship between extremism, religion and depression? In this podcast Professor Jeremy Coid discusses these questions and talks to Raj Persaud about the findings of his study into extremist views among young British men.


Date published: 08 November 2016

Presenter: Dr Raj Persaud

Interviewee: Professor Jeremy Coid

Audio running time: 29 minutes

Credits: 0.5


Learning outcomes


By the end of this podcast, we hope you will have gained an understanding of:


  • the societal factors that may lead people to adopt extremist views or commit terrorist activities


  • the connections found between religion and extremist views


  • the associations between extreme views and depression


  • factors involved in the polarisation of pro- and anti-British views.


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