Saturday, May 9, 2009

Psychologists Debate Their Role in Torture

ProPublica has published an interesting story by Shari Fink about the on-going debate among psychologists and within the American Psychological Association on what role, if any, psychologists should have in helping US defense agencies obtain intelligence from detainees in the "war on terror." Titled A Secret E-Mail Argument Among Psychologists About Torture, the story details arguments contained on a listserv of internal emails (since terminated), showing that even among people in the same profession, presumably subject to the same ethical standards, the reasoning on torture is tortured.

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