Year: 2004 Source: Archives of Suicide Research, v.8, no.1, (2004), p.115-130 SIEC No: 20041279

Based on the distinction between causes for suicide & facilitators of suicide, the author contends that terror suicide is based largely on processes that facilitate suicide rather than on personal distress. Under this premise, terror suicides are examined in terms of enthusiastic determination to achieve a goal, ideological rage, glorification of the post self, heavenly rewards, materialistic benefits for families, induced dissociative processes, & linguistic mediation. Also described are the processes & preparations by which the idea of terror suicide & its facilitators are induced. Further, a theoretically inferred profile of the suicide attacker is also suggested. (11 refs)