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Volkan, V.D. (2016). Guns and Violence in the International Arena. Int. J. Appl. Psychoanal. Stud., 13(2):102-112.
  

(2016). International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies, 13(2):102-112

Perspectives on Gun Violence: National and International Views

Guns and Violence in the International Arena

Vamık D. Volkan

This paper illustrates how psychoanalyst should consider an interdisciplinary approach in examining the gun violence in the United States. Besides offering individualized and shared psychological causes it is necessary to understand environmental, cultural, and historical influences. By providing examples for other countries, this paper describes how grasping on one's large-group identity and being exposed to entitlement ideologies and malignant propaganda influence people to commit murders.

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