Tag: psychologists and torture

Good Psychologist, Bad Psychologist

In this episodeĀ onĀ BBC Radio, psychiatrist Raj Persaud reports on the CIA's so-called "enhanced interrogation" program, which has frequently been characterized as torture. He discusses...

CIA Torture Psychologists Compared to Poison Gas Manufacturers

FromĀ American Civil Liberties Union: Last week, the defense attorneys of the psychologists behindĀ the CIA's torture program, James Mitchell and John "Bruce" Jessen, compared their...

Is Psychological Ethics in Crisis?

From theĀ Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics:Ā The American Psychological Association's participation in "enhanced interrogation" and other forms of torture is indicative of the need...

Psychologists Open a Window on Brutal C.I.A. Interrogations

FromĀ The New York Times: Two psychologists, Drs. John Bruce Jessen and James Mitchell, whoĀ played a role in developing C.I.A. interrogation techniques widely viewed as...

Malignant Normality

In this pieceĀ forĀ Dissent Magazine, Robert Jay Lifton discusses how society's normalization of evil has led physicians and healthcare professionals to legitimize and participate in...

ā€œPentagon Wants Psychologists to End Ban on Interrogation Roleā€

Only months after the American Psychological Association voted to ban psychologists from ā€œadvanced interrogationā€ facilities like GuantĆ”namoĀ Bay prison the Pentagon is asking them to...

ā€œAttacks on Hoffman Report From Military Psychologists Obfuscate Detainee Abuseā€

Steven Reisner and Stephen Soldz, writing for Counter Punch, take on those who have criticized the Hoffman Report, which found that the APA had actively colluded in the US Torture program. ā€œThey have not credibly refuted these core findings of Hoffmanā€™s seven-month investigation, nor have they even attempted to do so.ā€