American Psychological Association and Military Interrogations

    Psychologists have been involved in military interrogations in Guantánamo, Afghanistan and Iraq. Many American Psychological Association members believe this is unethical and the APA should have a clear policy condemning psychologists’ involvement. The APA has argued that psychologists involvement actually prevents torture and results in safer and more ethical interrogations of detainees. We talk to STEPHEN BEHNKE, psychologist and the Director of Ethics for the American Psychological Association, and STEVEN REISNER, psychoanalyst and faculty member at NYU Medical School and at the International Trauma Studies Program at Columbia University.
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