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Counterterrorism Intelligence Analysis: Language As Threat, Vulnerability, And Risk, Editor Jul 2010

Counterterrorism Intelligence Analysis: Language As Threat, Vulnerability, And Risk, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the role of language in describing possible membership in or connection to al Qaeda.


Sea Cruise: Israelis And Palestinians Drowning In Water Sport, Editor Jun 2010

Sea Cruise: Israelis And Palestinians Drowning In Water Sport, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The article discusses differing Israeli and Palestinian narratives in regards to the deaths of 9 people during an Israeli blockade of Hamas-controlled Gaza.


The Word On Terrorism Threat As Terrorism Threat, Editor May 2010

The Word On Terrorism Threat As Terrorism Threat, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses terrorism (and terms associated with it), considering the social rhetoric surrounding the terms as well as other potential meanings. The constraints of the words used to define these terms of terror are considered.


Ideology Watch: Television As A Source Of Violence, Editor Apr 2003

Ideology Watch: Television As A Source Of Violence, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article provides a commentary on a commonly accepted belief about the causal relationship between viewing televised violence and the viewer’s violent behavior.


Public Discourse On Ethnic Diversity And Improvement Of Formal Education, Editor Apr 2003

Public Discourse On Ethnic Diversity And Improvement Of Formal Education, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article presents a commentary on the belief that ethnic diversity improves the quality of formal education.


Trends. Time And Time For War, Editor Mar 2003

Trends. Time And Time For War, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses the concept of time perception pertaining to the diplomatic events leading to a United States-led military intervention against the Iraqi regime.


The Political Psychology Of Cybersexuality: The Example Of Child Pornography, Editor Jan 2003

The Political Psychology Of Cybersexuality: The Example Of Child Pornography, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article analyzes rationales behind legislation banning certain aspects of cybersexuality.


Public Diplomacy And International Broadcasting As Antiterrorism Weapons: Philosophical Dilemmas, Editor Nov 2002

Public Diplomacy And International Broadcasting As Antiterrorism Weapons: Philosophical Dilemmas, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes problematic assumptions in differentiating public diplomacy from international broadcasting as weapons against terrorism with global reach.


Trends. Sniping As Terrorism And Terrorism As Sniping, Editor Nov 2002

Trends. Sniping As Terrorism And Terrorism As Sniping, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses the possible terrorist context of sniper attacks perpetrated in the greater Washington, D.C. area in 2002, and the potential impact on global social cohesion.


Trends. If You're So Right, Why Are We Sure You're So Wrong? Iraq, Free Riders, And Social Loafing, Editor Oct 2002

Trends. If You're So Right, Why Are We Sure You're So Wrong? Iraq, Free Riders, And Social Loafing, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses and evaluates public discourse surrounding the acceptability of militarily invading Iraq through a social psychological perspective. In social psychology, the research tradition for constructs such as free-riding and social loafing suggests that, wittingly or unwittingly, many political actors assume that the United States will act to address actual political threats in a certain way, and that they (the other political actors) can adopt contrarian ideological stances because they don’t have to address those same threats.


Trends. The Psychology Of Self-Preemptive Language And Action: Iraq And Weapons Of Mass Destruction, Editor Oct 2002

Trends. The Psychology Of Self-Preemptive Language And Action: Iraq And Weapons Of Mass Destruction, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses the difficulties the Bush Administration encountered when attempting to sell the invasion of Iraq to the rest of the world. Language, action, and global perceptions are discussed.


Threat And Threatening Language: Public Discourse On Iraq, Editor Sep 2002

Threat And Threatening Language: Public Discourse On Iraq, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article explores the relationship of language, the construction of threat, and the constructor’s response to that which is constructed.


Psychodynamics And Politics: Psychic Reality And Mental Representation, Editor Sep 2002

Psychodynamics And Politics: Psychic Reality And Mental Representation, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article explores some implications for political psychology of semantic differences concerning psychoanalytic jargon.


Special Article: Recommendations For Optimal Personnel Security In The Cyberworld, Editor Aug 2002

Special Article: Recommendations For Optimal Personnel Security In The Cyberworld, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article considers the social construction of recommendations for personnel security in the context of a global cyberworld.


Trends. For Homeland Security, Against A Department Of Homeland Security, Editor Aug 2002

Trends. For Homeland Security, Against A Department Of Homeland Security, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses national security as well as the addition of a new department – the Department of Homeland Security – as a psychological and political tactic.


Internet Support Of Terrorism, Editor May 2002

Internet Support Of Terrorism, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article identifies aspects of the Internet that can facilitate terrorist operations


Political Psychology In The Contemporary Political World, Editor Apr 2002

Political Psychology In The Contemporary Political World, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This edition of IBPP explores several recent political events from the vantage point of political psychological perspectives and constructs.


Trends. The Error Of The Fundamental Attribution Error: The Character Assassinations Of Sharon And Arafat, Editor Apr 2002

Trends. The Error Of The Fundamental Attribution Error: The Character Assassinations Of Sharon And Arafat, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the propagandistic language surrounding Ariel Sharon and Yasir Arafat in the context of Middle Eastern politics of Israel and Palestine.


Trends. Nuclear Power Plants And Homeland Security And Defense: The Views Of Representative Markey, Editor Mar 2002

Trends. Nuclear Power Plants And Homeland Security And Defense: The Views Of Representative Markey, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses US Representative Edward J. Markey, and his public discourse about the "safety and security of the nuclear power industry.


21st-Century Crusades And Demonizing Islam: Commentary On Inderfuth, Editor Sep 2001

21st-Century Crusades And Demonizing Islam: Commentary On Inderfuth, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article comments on public discourse transmitted through Western-financed mass media that attempts to demonize variants of Islam--e.g., that of the Taliban.


Making Life And Taking Life: The Psychology Of Assassination In The Mideast, Editor Aug 2001

Making Life And Taking Life: The Psychology Of Assassination In The Mideast, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article explores the variants of assassination through linguistic analysis of political conflict within and between Israel, the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and a global context of nation-states and non-state political actors.


Magic Treaties: Public Discourse On Ballistic Missile Defense, Editor Jul 2001

Magic Treaties: Public Discourse On Ballistic Missile Defense, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article explores public discourse on the fate of the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty in the context of developing ballistic missile defenses.


Trends. Meanings And Words: Communication Catalysis And Reactivity In The Mideast, Editor Jul 2001

Trends. Meanings And Words: Communication Catalysis And Reactivity In The Mideast, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the nature of public discourse and fact construction in the context of the conflict between the state of Israel and the Palestinian National Authority.


Trends. Trust And Diplomacy: Observations Of The New American President, Editor Jun 2001

Trends. Trust And Diplomacy: Observations Of The New American President, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the concept of trustworthiness in politics with the relationship between U.S. President George W. Bush and Russia's President Vladimir V. Putin as context.


Revisiting The United States Hostage Negotiation Policy: An Academic Imperative. Part I, Ayla H. Schbley Jun 2001

Revisiting The United States Hostage Negotiation Policy: An Academic Imperative. Part I, Ayla H. Schbley

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article comes in two parts - the article and the notes.

Article abstract: To get hostages released without harm requires a national policy committed to that principle. With that in mind, there needs to be an understanding of the perpetrators' "objective view" of reality. These views have political, economic, psychological, cultural, ethno-religious and perceptual dimensions. Those multivariate dimensions of any hostage situation mandate policies that should be based on law enforcement and military perspectives, in order to be flexible enough to permit their consideration and continuously evaluate their national and international implications.

Part II: Notes and bibliography for Part I ...


Revisiting The United States Hostage Negotiation Policy: An Academic Imperative. Part Ii, Ayla H. Schbley Jun 2001

Revisiting The United States Hostage Negotiation Policy: An Academic Imperative. Part Ii, Ayla H. Schbley

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article comes in two parts - the article and the notes.

Article abstract: To get hostages released without harm requires a national policy committed to that principle. With that in mind, there needs to be an understanding of the perpetrators' "objective view" of reality. These views have political, economic, psychological, cultural, ethno-religious and perceptual dimensions. Those multivariate dimensions of any hostage situation mandate policies that should be based on law enforcement and military perspectives, in order to be flexible enough to permit their consideration and continuously evaluate their national and international implications.

Part II: Notes and bibliography for Part I ...


Rumor, Social Contagion, And Truth: Not So Strange Political Bedfellows, Editor Jun 2001

Rumor, Social Contagion, And Truth: Not So Strange Political Bedfellows, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes the shared epistemological foundations of the political communication of rumor and truth.


Trends. Logic Limitations And Missile Defense, Editor Jun 2001

Trends. Logic Limitations And Missile Defense, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the limitations of logic in truth-finding using public discourse on national missile defense as an example.


Trends. Of Missile Defense And Defense By Metaphor, Editor Jun 2001

Trends. Of Missile Defense And Defense By Metaphor, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the use of metaphor in public discourse, using the ABM Treaty and missile defense issues between Russian and the United States as context.


The Politics Of Changing Sexual Orientation, Editor May 2001

The Politics Of Changing Sexual Orientation, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article identifies cognitions of value that permeate political discourse on the scientific validity of intentionally changing sexual orientation via clinical methods.