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The Psychology Of Dystopian And Post-Apocalyptic Stories: The Proverbial Question Of Whether Life Will Imitate Art, Donna Roberts May 2020

The Psychology Of Dystopian And Post-Apocalyptic Stories: The Proverbial Question Of Whether Life Will Imitate Art, Donna Roberts

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

Dystopian and Post-Apocalyptic genres challenge our notions of Aristotelian mimesis vs Anti-mimesis – i.e., In the study of the human condition, does life imitate art or art imitate life? Popular culture, then and now, provides us with examples to depict the circularity of these notions and the psychological importance of exploring this aspect of human nature, particularly the contemplation of our own collective demise. While we recoil in horror at the images these genres portray, we are also morbidly fascinated by them, and we can’t help but ask ourselves . . . Could that really happen? Will that happen?

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Three Coins In The Fountain: The Mueller Report And Russian Active Measures, Ibpp Editor Apr 2019

Three Coins In The Fountain: The Mueller Report And Russian Active Measures, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article identifies non-political elements of Russian Federation political warfare as inferred from the Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election.


Fatal Attractions, Elective Affinities, And Deadly Epistemologies, Ibpp Editor Apr 2019

Fatal Attractions, Elective Affinities, And Deadly Epistemologies, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article cites film, the novel, and news report to underline the deadly seriousness of the quest for knowledge.


Espionage: Why Did Hanssen Do It?, Ibpp Editor Apr 2019

Espionage: Why Did Hanssen Do It?, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes speculative elements of a post-dictive profile on Robert P. Hanssen’s convictions for espionage and conspiracy.


The Political Psychology Of Crossroads, Ibpp Editor Mar 2019

The Political Psychology Of Crossroads, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article elaborates on how the construct of crossroads has situated within political psychological discourse.


A Political Psychology Of Obituary, Ibpp Editor Mar 2019

A Political Psychology Of Obituary, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article ascribes political psychological relevance to the recent death of Russian critic and documentarian Maya Turovskaya.


Answers To Questions - Martin Wieser’S “Psychology In National Socialism [Psychologie Im Nationalsozialismus] At Sigmund Freud Private University Berlin, July 27–28, 2018”, Martin Wieser, Richard W. Bloom Mar 2019

Answers To Questions - Martin Wieser’S “Psychology In National Socialism [Psychologie Im Nationalsozialismus] At Sigmund Freud Private University Berlin, July 27–28, 2018”, Martin Wieser, Richard W. Bloom

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Scholarly Commons record provides the transcript of the interview IBPP editor Dr. Richard Bloom conducted with Dr. Martin Wieser of Sigmund Freud Private University Berlin on March 2, 2019.

With the publication of Dr. Wieser’s “Psychology in National Socialism [Psychologie im Nationalsozialismus] at Sigmund Freud Private University Berlin, July 27–28, 2018” in History of Psychology, 22(1), 107-109., the IBPP Editor requested that the author provide responses to questions…and Dr. Wieser graciously accepted.


Popular Culture And The Psychology Of The Insider Threat, Ibpp Editor Mar 2019

Popular Culture And The Psychology Of The Insider Threat, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article illustrates an identification between pop culture and an important intelligence, law enforcement, and security issue.


The Political Psychology Of Death: Until It Do Us Part, Ibpp Editor Feb 2019

The Political Psychology Of Death: Until It Do Us Part, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes interwoven complexities and psychologies of life and death in the lives of political actors.


“I’Ll Be Your Mirror”, The Soul, And Intelligence And Counterintelligence Applications, Ibpp Editor Feb 2019

“I’Ll Be Your Mirror”, The Soul, And Intelligence And Counterintelligence Applications, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes how the psychological trope of mirroring can explicate mass leadership and betrayals of trust.


When Is Terrorism All In The Family?, Ibpp Editor Feb 2019

When Is Terrorism All In The Family?, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes putative linkages between family relationships and kinds of terrorism.


Psychologies Of Going Nuclear, Ibpp Editor Feb 2019

Psychologies Of Going Nuclear, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article identifies multiple psychologies affecting joining and withdrawing from nuclear weapons agreements.


The Us Government Shutdown: When Is Personality Shut Out?, Ibpp Editor Jan 2019

The Us Government Shutdown: When Is Personality Shut Out?, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article identifies factors influencing how significant a leader’s personality affects political decision making and behavior.


Psychology Of Cargo Cults And Contemporary Cargo Security, Ibpp Editor Jan 2019

Psychology Of Cargo Cults And Contemporary Cargo Security, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes a convergence between the psychology of cargo cults and contemporary cargo security


Do Government Shut Downs Shut Down Aviation Security?, Ibpp Editor Jan 2019

Do Government Shut Downs Shut Down Aviation Security?, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

There have been reports of a growing number of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents calling in sick and refusing to work for no pay (1). The immediate question becomes, what’s the impact on aviation security? The answer is a negative one, but not as negative as one might think, and one only adding to festering, pre-shutdown problems.


Personality Profiling And Narratology: Implications For Why People Go Bad, Ibpp Editor Dec 2018

Personality Profiling And Narratology: Implications For Why People Go Bad, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article suggests the utility of narratology in the post-dictive profiling of political leaders.


Psycho-Political Assessment And Making People: What Can We Know?, Ibpp Editor Dec 2018

Psycho-Political Assessment And Making People: What Can We Know?, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes foundational problems in even experts’ knowing people from formal psychological assessment to musings on human nature.


Psychological Profiling Of Political Leaders: Searching For Three White Whales, Ibpp Editor Nov 2018

Psychological Profiling Of Political Leaders: Searching For Three White Whales, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes three types of information crucial to psychological profiling of political leaders.


The Psychology Of Time: When The Political Future Is In The Past Not The Present, Ibpp Editor Nov 2018

The Psychology Of Time: When The Political Future Is In The Past Not The Present, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article illustrates one of political psychology’s challenges-- to change the hold of the past on the present and future of various human collectives in support of security and intelligence objectives.


When Doing What’S Right Is Wrong: The Psychology Of Personnel Security, Ibpp Editor Nov 2018

When Doing What’S Right Is Wrong: The Psychology Of Personnel Security, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes the psychology behind failed attempts to improve security, regardless of whether the service and product of industry and organization is one of education, health, commodity, process, or security itself.


The Politics Of Intelligence, Ibpp Editor Nov 2018

The Politics Of Intelligence, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes the politics of the construct and applications of intelligence in the context of adaptation.


When Terror Is Not Terrorism: A Political Psychological Analysis, Ibpp Editor Oct 2018

When Terror Is Not Terrorism: A Political Psychological Analysis, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article differentiates violence and its threat through terrorism and through other psychological means and ends.


Jamal Khashoggi: Assassination, Abattoir, And The Law Of Small Numbers, Ibpp Editor Oct 2018

Jamal Khashoggi: Assassination, Abattoir, And The Law Of Small Numbers, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes psychological research on why tragedies of individuals and small numbers of people elicit more global emotional arousal than tragedies of large numbers of people.


North Korea And The Nucleus Of Denuclearization, Ibpp Editor Oct 2018

North Korea And The Nucleus Of Denuclearization, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes common operant conditioning principles contributing to the seeming intractability of ‘denuclearizing’ the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea.


Praxites And Mal-Praxites In Psychological Research: Hoaxes, Ibpp Editor Oct 2018

Praxites And Mal-Praxites In Psychological Research: Hoaxes, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes intrinsic problems with the pursuit of psychological knowledge in a socio-political world.


More On The Fakeness Of Fake News, Ibpp Editor Oct 2018

More On The Fakeness Of Fake News, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article identifies occurrences within the process of news production and also examples of psychological research which mitigate against the construct of fake news.


Organizational Psychology: The Entrance To, Residing In, And Exit From Sensitive Positions, Ibpp Editor Sep 2018

Organizational Psychology: The Entrance To, Residing In, And Exit From Sensitive Positions, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article identifies psychological problems and promise in identifying those in sensitive positions within organizations who may betray, are betraying, and have betrayed trust.


Israelis And Palestinians: Does Bringing Them Together Keep Them Apart?, Ibpp Editor Sep 2018

Israelis And Palestinians: Does Bringing Them Together Keep Them Apart?, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article identifies psychological complexities when interaction and cooperation among adversaries are presumed to reduce conflict.


Do Voters Vote Against Their Interests?, Ibpp Editor Sep 2018

Do Voters Vote Against Their Interests?, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes some basic psychological constructs which may help ‘explain’ why some voters seem to vote against their own interests.


Personality, Psychological Profiling, And Philosophy Of Science: The Insider Threat And Betrayers Of Trust, Ibpp Editor Sep 2018

Personality, Psychological Profiling, And Philosophy Of Science: The Insider Threat And Betrayers Of Trust, Ibpp Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes philosophical challenges to the utility of profiling personality, especially with security and intelligence implications.