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Threats to society in the digital age: the phenomenon of online radicalization
Autori/Curatori: Eleonora Coleschi, Enrico Imbimbo, Andrea Guazzini 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2019 Fascicolo: 2  Lingua: Inglese 
Numero pagine:  12 P. 28-39 Dimensione file:  158 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PSC2019-002003
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The phenomenon of Radicalization has always been a matter of interest in human dynam-ics, especially with reference to social groups. Following the information and communication technologies (ICT) revolution, many scholars and psychologists tried to understand how this phenomenon may occur within online contexts. The current paper intends to give a review about the impact of the setting on the Radicalization potential, which may occur inside real and "virtual" groups. State of the art was analysed considering environmental and psycho-social factors, and the most recent experimental evidence. The purpose of this work is to bring in-sights to model the Online Radicalization phenomenon in order to identify future perspectives to investigate, and to extend knowledge and strategies for the containment of Violent Radicali-zation dynamics.

Il fenomeno della Radicalizzazione è da sempre oggetto di studio nelle dinamiche relazio-nali umane, soprattutto in relazione alle dinamiche interne ed esterne ai gruppi sociali. A segui-to della rivoluzione ICT (information and communication technologies), molti sono stati gli studiosi che hanno cercato di comprendere come questo fenomeno possa verificarsi all’interno di contesti online. Il presente lavoro si propone di dare una visione d’insieme circa la dinamica di Radicalizzazione che può verificarsi all’interno dei gruppi sociali, con una particolare atten-zione agli ambienti virtuali. È stato analizzato lo stato dell’arte circa i fattori di rischio noti e le evidenze sperimentali più recenti sia per proporre una descrizione del fenomeno sia per indivi-duare prospettive future di ricerca al fine di ampliare conoscenze e strategie atte al contenimen-to di tale dinamica.
Keywords: Online radicalization, online environments, group dynamics, polarization, deindi-viduation, risky shift.

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Eleonora Coleschi, Enrico Imbimbo, Andrea Guazzini, Minacce alla società nell’era digitale: il fenomeno della radicalizzazione online in "PSICOLOGIA DI COMUNITA’" 2/2019, pp. 28-39, DOI:10.3280/PSC2019-002003


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