Alice Locicero

Alice Locicero
The Wright Institute

Ph.D., ABPP, MBA

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Introduction
Alice LoCicero writes about good kids who turn to violence. Her recent book is "Why Good Kids Turn Into Deadly Terrorists: Deconstructing the Accused Boston Marathon Bombers and Others Like Them." Dr. LoCicero previously studied youth at risk of recruitment to the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka.
Additional affiliations
September 2016 - June 2017
The Wright Institute
Position
  • Researcher
August 2012 - August 2015
Boston Medical Center
Position
  • Faculty, Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology, Boston Medical Center
January 2011 - December 2014
Lesley University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (21)
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This chapter argues that the role of psychologist is incompatible with the role of active duty member of the US military. The missions, values, ethics, and goals of the two roles are contradictory and incompatible. The existence of military psychologists hurts the field of psychology in several ways: It makes it harder for the field of psychology t...
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The American Psychological Association (APA) has historically had close ties with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). Recent revelations describe problematic outcomes of those ties, as some in the APA colluded with the DOD to allow psychologists to participate, with expectation of impunity, in harsh interrogations that amounted to torture of Guan...
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Abstract: This paper begins by recounting concerns, raised by various American psychologists regarding psychological consequences of US counterterrorism policies following the attacks of September 11, 2001 (9/11.) Predictions made by a task force created by the American Psychological Association to consider the likely social effects of US counterte...
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How could young people we might easily have known and loved act intentionally to create carnage, terror, and radical disruption of lives and psyches, while ending their lives or at least the possibility of productive futures. As US President Obama asked: What would lead them “to resort to violence?” Those seeking a simple explanation will be disapp...
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The American Psychological Association (APA) has long maintained a close, even symbiotic, relationship with the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Veterans Administration (VA). Herein we highlight these close ties and describe psychologists’ participation in interrogations by U.S. military and intelligence entities. We then review the APA’s statem...
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Adults often benefit when youth engage in violence.
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The purpose of this study was twofold: (a) to evaluate the scaling assumptions and component structure of and present normative data for the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES) using a sample of US adults (N = 503), both overall and across demographic subgroups and (b) to provide new data regarding the relationship between the two RSES subcomponents...
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Since 9/11, 2001, protection from terrorism has become a poignant issue in the political spectrum, and some have argued that fears of terrorism have been manipulated for political purposes. Contributing to a growing body of research, this study sought to test whether terrorism fears, and/or the impact of terror alerts, predicted overall trust in go...
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The terror attacks of 9/11/2001 dealt a serious blow to the sense of security, well-being, and economic stability of Americans, and altered the mental health landscape for those within the United States and other parts of the world. Paralleling this, new threats to emotional and psychological well-being have materialized in the form of anticipatory...
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The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, produced a cascade of detrimental effects that continue to have national and international ramifications. The impact of the attacks has insidiously and profoundly compromised multiple facets of life. The psychological effects of the attacks have been the focus of empirical research and scholarly consider...
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The authors explain how and why we must understand the conditions that spur youths to become martyrs by making them think suicide bombings and other acts of self-destructive terrorism are a good way to die. LoCicero and Sinclair present cutting-edge research and theory about the political, social, and living conditions that raise the risk of childr...
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A recent increase in terrorist actions where the terrorist's death is planned and intentional has raised interest in the psychological functioning, motivation, and reasoning of those who engage in terrorism and those who support it. No consensus exists among Western psychologists regarding terrorists who plan to die in their attack, and no Western...
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The purpose of this study was to develop a new tool, the Terrorism Catastrophizing Scale (TCS), rooted in terror management theory (TMT) and cognitive-behavioral theory (CBT). Participants were adults sampled from the general U.S. population (N = 503) using internet-based methods. Psychometric analysis indicates a 13-item version of the TCS, measur...
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The September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon have had an ongoing impact, transform-ing daily habits and attitudes in the United States. At the time of the attacks, social scientists had limited understanding of how peo-ple in the United States would think about or react to large-scale acts of terrorism in the US. This s...
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Many women reject the disease model of health and illness. The popular model they reject proffers biochemical, genetic, and proteomic1 internal processes as the core, and often the sole, etiological factors causing states of health2 or illness. Women who are dissatisfied with the disease model and who voice objections to the model, and to the servi...
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We designed an interviewing techniques course to facilitate students' acquisition of professional role attributes and skills we consider likely to contribute to success in fieldwork. Advanced undergraduates rated the value of various components of the course 1 to 2 years after taking it, when they were near completion of senior fieldwork placements...
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A selection of innovative methods congenial to research in feminist psychology is reviewed. The methods described include collaborations, discourse analysis, ethnography, existential-phenomenological inquiry, focus groups, interviews, narrative investigations, performative methods, and the Q-sort. A brief description of undergraduate and graduate c...
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Social science research and clinical literature concur with our experience as providers of psychoeducational and clinical services: Postpartum depression results from the interplay of a multitude of individual and contextual factors. In light of the extensive literature on postpartum depression, it is surprising that models for prevention have not...
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The current rate of cesarean sections in the U.S. is too high. Numerous mothers and babies are being placed at unnecessary risk of medical, behavioral and psychological complications. The problem has proven resistant to solution on a large scale, despite serious efforts on the part of a variety of individuals and groups. This paper considers report...
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Self-esteem problems of learning disabled students are defined in terms of narcissistic insults to a sense of competency and sense of lovability. From some LD students, attempts to defend against these insults lead to symptomatic expression which in turn is often confused with the dysfunction attributable to the learning disability. Implications fo...

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