Psychologists’ Society Endorses Ban On Involvement In National Security Interrogations
The American Psychological Association overwhelmingly approves the ban following concerns about psychologists' role in harsh interrogations programs during the Bush administration.
The New York Times:
Psychologists Approve Ban On Role In National Security Interrogations
The American Psychological Association on Friday overwhelmingly approved a new ban on any involvement by psychologists in national security interrogations conducted by the United States government, even noncoercive interrogations now conducted by the Obama administration. ... The vote followed an emotional debate in which several members said the ban was needed to restore the organization’s reputation after a scathing independent investigation ordered by the association’s board. (Risen, 8/7)
Psychology Group Votes To Ban Members From Taking Part In Interrogations
The American Psychological Association voted Friday in favor of a resolution that would bar its members from participating in national security interrogations. The resolution by the country's largest professional organization of psychologists passed overwhelmingly. The only dissenting vote came from Col. Larry James, a former Army intelligence psychologist at Guantanamo. (Temple-Raston, 8/7)