New Arrigo & Long paper: APA: Denunciation and accommodation of abusive interrogations: A lesson for world psychology
September 17th, 2008
My friends and colleagues Jean Maria Arrigo and Jancis Long have published a new article on the American Psychological Association and its approach to the participation of psychologists in national security interrogations: APA: Denunciation and accommodation of abusive interrogations: A lesson for world psychology in the Brazilian journal Psicologia: Teoria e Prática. The article can be downloaded here.
At the same time word comes of the publication of a shortened version of the article in Preventing Torture within the Fight against Terrorism, the newsletter of the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims [IRCT]. Issues of the newsletter are available at the link above. The current issue with the Arrigo-Long article can be directly downloaded as a pdf here.
The indefensible position of the APA abetting detainee abuses has become a cause celebre around the world. We regularly receive communications from colleagues in various countries who are outraged by the APA policy. See, for example, the questions raised by the Nordic Psychological Associations last June, questions which, to my knowledge, have so far not been answered by the APA.
Recently the Psychologists for Social Responsibility End Torture Action Committee issued an Appeal for International Support from U.S. Psychologists: Condemn Psychologist Participation in Bush Regime Detainee Abuse. Please help distribute this Appeal to colleagues around the world.