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Michael Williams

  • PhD
  • Organizing member
  • The Science of P/CVE, LLC
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I conduct research related to countering violent extremism (CVE): how to prevent individuals from engaging in violent extremism, and how to rehabilitate/reintegrate those previously involved in such extremism. My activities in this area also extend to evaluation of CVE programs.

Recent publications

  • Expansion and replication of the theory of vicarious help-seeking

    • Williams M
    • Horgan J
    • Evans W
    • et al.
  • Experimental effects of a call-center disclaimer regarding confidentiality on callers' willingness to make disclosures related to terrorism

    • Williams M
    • Bélanger J
    • Horgan J
    • et al.

Professional experience

Organizing member

The Science of P/CVE, LLC

January 2020 - Present

Assistant professor

American University in the Emirates

January 2019 - December 2019(a year)

Social psychologist

University of Georgia - Georgia State University

May 2016 - October 2018(2 years)

Senior advisor

US Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate

March 2015 - April 2016(a year)

Research assistant

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

August 2009 - July 2011(2 years)


University of Massachusetts - Lowell



University of Nevada, Reno

August 2009 - May 2014(5 years)

Co-authors (9)

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