Referendum on Torture

By Scot Evans – August 21, 2008
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Debate Over Role of Psychologists in Military Interrogations Comes to a Head at APA Annual Convention

From Democracy Now! The debate over the role that psychologists should play in military interrogations heated up this weekend at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association. After years of back-and-forth discussion and several resignations from the association, APA members are now voting on a referendum that could make any participation in coercive prisoner interrogations a violation of their code of ethics. Meanwhile, California became the first state in the nation to officially condemn the participation of health professionals—including psychologists—in coercive interrogations of prisoners in the so-called war on terror. Watch the story on Democracy Now!


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Scot Evans

Assistant Professor, Educational and Psychological StudiesUniversity of Miami

Dr. Evans joined the EPS faculty at the University of Miami in August, 2008. He received his Ph.D. in Community Research and Action at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University in 2005. He has a…


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