Psychologists and the post 9/11 torture program

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Guests: Steven Miles, Stephen Soldz and Susan McDaniel

More disturbing details about the role of psychologists in the in the CIA and Pentagon post-9/11 torture program are outlined in a new independent review commissioned by the American Psychological Association. The review found that some of the Association’s top officials secretly collaborated with the Bush Administration and had close ties with the Department of Defense. The work of psychologists in implementing the torture program has long been recognized and has been a source of great conflict within the APA. Joining us to explain the new findings and explain the role of psychologists in interrogations are STEPHEN SOLDZ, a psychologist who has been active in the movement to remove psychologists from the torture program, and STEVEN MILES, a bioethicist who studies the role of doctors in torture. We’ll conclude the hour with a response from psychologist SUSAN McDANIEL, a member of the American Psychological Association’s Independent Review Special Committee.

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