WEBINAR: The Minds, Lives and Motivations of Mass Attackers

Friday, January 27, 2023 – 3 pm to 6 pm Atlantic time

This workshop is presented by a coalition of over 30 State, Provincial, and Territorial Psychological Associations.

Presented by Peter Langman, Ph.D., Lic. Psych., PA.

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, 3 psychological types of mass attackers will be presented to demonstrate the intersection of their internal dynamics and life  experiences. Then, 4 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.


This workshop is open to Psychologists and Psychology students and other health professionals with an interest in the topic.

For more info please contact apns@apns.ca

The registration brochure is available for download here.