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Monday, August 17, 2015

Update on Music, Torture, and the APA

     On August 7, the American Psychological Association's Council of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to prohibit its members from "participating in national security interrogations." Their vote would ban member psychologists from advising the Department of Defense on enhanced interrogation techniques (aka torture)--please see my previous blog entry for details of their involvement. Their press release gives the text of the resolution and also notes that it does not prevent APA members from advising on "domestic law enforcement interrogations or domestic detention settings where detainees are under the protection of the US Constitution."