Objective 3: Identifying Underlying Psychological Traits

This objective is concerned with identifying and understanding the broader underlying psychological traits that feed into radicalisation problems of both the vulnerable and influential. It seeks to examine a wide scope of online radicalisation paths and how this material (such as propaganda, fake news etc.) resonates with them. Several use cases will be examined to inform: 
  • Identification of radicalisation as a means of de-sensitisation to immoral content (Macro level online behavioural analysis; Meso level online behavioural analysis; Micro level online behavioural analysis)
  • Recognising radicalisation of influential individuals through psychological behaviours (Macro, Meso and Micro levels of online behavioural analysis)
  • Ramifications of unchecked and unchallenged content, e.g., newspaper headlines that are strongly anti-immigrant, anti-culture and provocative. (Macro, Meso and Micro levels of online behavioural analysis)
Through the outputs of these use cases and the identification of the underlying traits, the results of this objective will lead to: 
  • The development of good practice(s) for anti- and de-radicalisation of vulnerable persons
  • An enhanced understanding of how to support citizens in accurately detecting the risks, threats and improve resilience against potential terrorist-related online behavioural radicalisation and cybercrime in their daily lives. (Development of project website and social media influence and a project harmonisation)
  • Informing and training LEAs to improve the processing of online behavioural radicalisation (through dissemination of activities and outcomes including interactive dissemination and the development of multi-lingual training package for LEAs).