Based on these media reports and government documents, it seems likely that dr seligman's work on learned helplessness was used to aid the development of these torture techniques following his presentation at the sere school. Despite many blacked-out words or passages in the released document the report is a stinging indictment of the cia’s widespread, brutal, ineffective, and counterproductive use of torture, and of. United states abuses at guantánamo and other detention centers, including the cia's “black sites,“ have a long history in the cold war period, the cia pursued an extensive research program on “coercive interrogations,“ which became codified in torture manuals used to train latin american military leaders who utilized torture against their populations.
Psychology is in crisis over role in bush-era torture: at a huge meeting in toronto, psychologists are grappling with their role in the us government's use of torture we've got a fire in our house, and it's a devastating fire, one psychologist told buzzfeed news. This has greatly harmed the us medical community’s ability to speak on behalf of doctors who are protesting torture around the world let me give you a few examples. Whereas, waterboarding is a crime under the united states war crimes act and chapter 113c (commencing with section 2340) of title 18 of the united states code, is a crime against humanity under international human rights law, is a war crime under humanitarian laws, and is prohibited by the united states army field manual. Katherine eban: the psychology-torture connection senior officials in the united states government sought information on aggressive techniques, twisted the law to create the appearance of.
A us program of torture interrogation engenders the monumental task of discriminating between terrorist and nonterrorist criminal suspects, in spite of many overlapping criminal activities, and restricting torture interrogation to key terrorists. This is no coincidence, as psychology has been linked to the united states government and the military since the second world war as a means of symbiotic gain (summers, 2008) several subspecialties of psychology were needed and thus created during world war ii (summers, 2008), and each contributed to the war efforts in a different manner. Prolonged sleep deprivation, forced nudity and painful body positions are some of the enhanced interrogation techniques that the us government approved after sept 11, 2001. Behnke, s h (2008, january 14) statement on behalf of the american psychological association & california psychological association before the committee on business, professions and economic development california state senate for a hearing on torture and health professionals. If the us were to condone torture by government officials or foreign governments in its fight against terrorism, it would betray its own principles, laws, and international treaty obligations.
Mccoy shows how “information extracted by coercion is worthless” and makes the case for a legal approach, “long and successfully used by the us marines and the fbi” mccoy documents why cia “no touch” torture is a “revolutionary psychological approach” and is the first new scientific innovation after centuries of torture. Multiple us laws and resolutions, including the us bill of rights, the us constitution, and the joint congressional resolution opposing torture that was signed into law by president reagan on october 4, 1984 (united states congress, 1984), prohibit cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or torture. Us officials subsequently (2004) issued guidelines that called torture abhorrent and retreated on many points from earlier memorandums, but it remained unclear to what degree bush administration considered the cia to be bound by us law and international agreements.
The government has managed to skirt the constitution, but there is currently no exception to the us code there are no circumstances under which an american is legally allowed to perform acts of torture. Meanwhile, the united states, home of the geneva conventions and a lighthouse of human rights, allows its torture doctors and psychologists to continue to be free, to practice, or even to spout. From the second set of documents we learn that our government has developed substances that will further put the us citizens' minds under the control of the government through the use of chemical substances, the government can induce an altered state of consciousness in individuals and/or the masses.
Most us citizens, both government and private individuals loose sight of the fact that their country is the target of espionage from the following countries china, russia, n korea, japan, india, pakistan, iraq, israel, france, germany and britain the united kingdom to mention a few of those actively engaged in recruitment of us government. And because of the apa’s collusion with the government and the lack of accountability for doctors who assisted with torture, the credibility of the united states medical and psychological. The ethics of torture by rebecca evans torture: does it make us safer is it ever ok a human memos that laid out a legal case for the use of torture by us interrogators if acting under the documents were publicized, government officials were quick to qualify the memos as legal research. Torture's corrosive effects are an assault on human dignity — and that ultimately endangers and diminishes us all read more from outlook and follow our updates on facebook and twitter.
Psychologists collaborated with cia & pentagon on post-9/11 torture psychology & torture abu ghraib the permissive definition of torture in us law versus the strict definition in. Ontological theory and torture torture and ethics esstene’ west ajs/532 december 10, 2012 eric yuva torture and ethics according to steven biko, “the most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed this is very true when it comes to the way of the world and torturethis is because torture has been used as a tool since the beginning of history. There is an ongoing debate about the treatment of detainees, torture use, and torture efficacy missing from this debate, however, is empirical research on the psychology of torture.