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BIO

Dr. Alice LoCicero is a clinical and research psychologist who lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is a  faculty member at Lesley University and at the Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology at Boston Medical Center. Dr. LoCicero has focused her research on children recruited to lives immersed in violence around the world. She has met with youthful victims of trauma from five continents. She is co-founder and Past President of the Society for Terrorism Research.  In 2007 and 2010, she traveled to Sri Lanka, where she interviewed children affected by the Indian Ocean Tsunami, civil war, and terrorism. She reported on her work in Sri Lanka in the book Creating Young Martyrs: Conditions that make Dying in a Terrorist Attack Seem Like a Good Idea  Following the 2013 bombing of the Boston Marathon, Dr. LoCicero researched the historical, social, cultural, and personal factors that, in interaction, cause good kids to become terrorists, a study that resulted in this book. In earlier parts of her career, Dr. LoCicero was a staff psychologist at  Children’s Hospital, Boston, and a faculty member at Tufts University and at Harvard Medical School.