Louis Brunet is a Professor of Psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal.
His interest in terrorism and radicalisation began in 1989 with the publication of his first paper on the theme. Since then he published, one book and 17 papers covering topics as individual violence, mass violence, terrorism, radicalisation, the psychological effects of terrorist attacks.
His expertise is in psychology. He is interested both in the psychological aspects of the perpetrator and in psychological aspects of the public facing violence and terrorist attacks. He is organizing a research project aimed at shedding lights on specific psychological characteristics that favor the development of a radicalized ideology, that would make belonging to a radicalised group attractive. He has already published papers on some of these characteristics