The ISIS Attack on Paris: The Critical Role of Confidence

Posted by Peter Atwater, Minyaville

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isisFriday evening’s Paris bombings were a tragedy. Over one hundred people were killed with hundreds of others injured. 

As a socionomist and researcher in confidence-driven decision making, my mind immediately went in two different directions after I heard the news.

The first question I wanted to answer was “why now?”

Through my research and that of other socionomists, I know that terrorism and other acts of sacrifice tie to extreme lows in confidence.

Was there something that would connect ISIS and low confidence together in a meaningful way that would offer important clues on the timing of Friday night’s attacks as well as the risk of future attacks?

The second question I wanted to answer was….

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