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Referendum on Torture

By Scot Evans

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…

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PsySR says "no" to Torture

By Scot Evans

Psychologists for Social Responsibility (PsySR) has endorsed a "YES, I APPROVE" vote on the petition ballot referendum recently mailed to all American Psychological Association (APA) members. They have also produced this brief video that explains why they strongly urge APA members to support this important resolution by voting "I APPROVE." 

The resolution concludes this way: "Be it resolved that psychologists may not work in settings where persons are held outside of, or in violation of, …

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Come join Boston Psychologists for an Ethical APA - Rally at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention. Protest Psychologists' Involvement in Abusive Interrogations and Illegal Detention

Come join Boston Psychologists for an Ethical APA

Rally at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention

Protest Psychologists' Involvement in Abusive Interrogations and Illegal Detention

Where: Plaza at front entrance of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, 415 Summer St., Boston

When: Saturday, August 16th, 12:00-2:00

Voice your outrage at the APA's continued acceptance of psychologists' participation in Bush administration interrogations and detention centers where human…

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This letter politely but firmly challenges the APA's position on psychologists' involvement in interrogations and detainee treatment, and exposes just how far the APA's position is from the ethical standards of other psychological and health professional organizations, here and abroad.

From Steven Reisner, Ph.D.  (Candidate for APA President)

Through this link  http://tinyurl.com/5bt9sg you will find a letter from the Nordic Psychological Associations to the American Psychological Association. This letter politely but firmly challenges the APA's position on psychologists' involvement in interrogations and detainee treatment, and exposes just how far the APA's position is from the ethical standards of other psychological and health professional organizations, here and …
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