Psychology’s Torture Crisis

Psychology’s Torture Crisis

An independent review recently revealed that in 2005 a group of psychologists within the American Psychological Association colluded with government officials to change psychology’s ethics codes making it easier for psychologists to participate in torture related interrogations. APA was fooled into breaking its guiding ethics principal of “do no harm”. The worst part of this revelation is that it took APA 10 years to figure out that this happened. This week on THE PSYCH SHOW I break down the psychology behind this tragedy and what the APA must do to respond to this crisis.

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Topics Discussed:
– American Psychological Association and the Presidential Task Force on Psychological Ethics and National Security (PENS)
– David Hoffman (Sidley Austin law firm) Report
– Psychology of evil and inaction
– APA Council of Representatives

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August 3, 2015 / 5 Comments / by / in
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