The rationality of suicide bombers: there is a little bit of crazy in all of us.Behav Brain Sci. 2014 Aug; 37(4):371-2.BB
Despite Lankford's descriptions of escapist suicide victims as being unstable, they were making rational decisions, based on their current knowledge and values. Similarly, those who are allegedly indirectly suicidal are not different from other risk-takers. The psychological differences between those who engage in suicidal attacks and those who do not are less than most of us would prefer.