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The Minds, Lives, and Motivation of Mass Attackers Live Webinar
Friday, January 27, 2023, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM CST
Category: Webinar (CE)

The Minds, Lives, and Motivation of Mass Attackers Live Webinar


Live Presentation via Zoom and On-Demand Option

Live Webinar Zoom Connection: 
You will receive a Zoom-generated email from “PPA Staff” ([email protected]) with your personal link to join the webinar a few days following registration along with additional reminders leading up to the event.

CE: As mentioned above, this is an exciting opportunity brought to you through a collaboration with over 30 other state psychological associations. Please note that CE certificates will come from Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Pennsylvania Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Earn 3 CE!

This webinar will start with a review of the justifications cited by perpetrators of mass attacks, as well as a consideration of underlying psychological dynamics. Next, three psychological types of mass attackers will be presented to demonstrate the intersection of their internal dynamics and life experiences. Following this, four additional cases will be reviewed to highlight the variability in functioning among perpetrators and the need to look behind superficial accomplishments to detect risk factors for violence.

Course Objectives
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify three psychological categories of mass attackers.
  2. Explain the role of identity issues and aspirations in mass attackers.
  3. Discuss the intersection of psychological dynamics and life experiences as risk factors for violence.

Dr. Peter Langman Ph.D., is a psychologist whose research on school shooters has received international recognition. His book, Why Kids Kill: Inside the Minds of School Shooters, was named an Outstanding Academic Title and was translated into German, Dutch, Finnish, and Russian. His work has been cited in congressional testimony on Capitol Hill and he has been interviewed by the New York Times, The Today Show, 20/20, Nightline, Fox, CNN, the BBC, and nearly 500 other news outlets in the USA, Canada, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East. After the Sandy Hook attack, the CEO of the American Psychological Association presented Dr. Langman’s recommendations on school safety to President Obama. He has presented at both the FBI Headquarters in Washington, DC, and the FBI National Academy in Quantico. He has been an invited speaker at the National Counterterrorism Center and was hired by Homeland Security to train professionals in school safety. He maintains the largest online collection of materials relating to school shooters at www.schoolshooters.info, including over 500 documents totaling 65,000 pages. His book, School Shooters: Understanding High School, College, and Adult Perpetrators was published in 2015. In 2018, Dr. Langman became a researcher with the National Threat Assessment Center of the United States Secret Service. In 2020, he became the Director of Research and School Safety Training with Drift Net Securities.
His new book is Warning Signs: Identifying School Shooters Before They Strike.

Registration Pricing:

Member Type MPA Member Non-Member Student 
Fee $30 $35 $15