iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for Colin Murray Parkes: Insecurity and Extremism

Listen now 15 mins

Listen in pop-out player

Colin Murray Parkes: Insecurity and Extremism

Duration:
15 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 03 October 2012

The eminent psychiatrist Colin Murray Parkes illuminates the importance of secure attachments for human happiness and sees insecurity at the root of conflict and extremism.

Accepting advice from wise outsiders is crucial, he argues, whether healing the emotional wounds of bereavement or breaking the cycle of political violence.

"Out of this support new national and personal identities are emerging with subtle changes in the feelings that go with them," he says.

Producer: Sheila Cook.

Broadcasts

The Best of Four Thought

The Best of Four Thought

Explore some of the best programmes from Radio 4's Four Thought

Podcast

  1. Image for Four Thought

    Four Thought

    Four Thought talks include stories and ideas which will affect our future, in politics, society, the…

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss