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Human Technology And Terrorism: Implications For Aviation Security, Editor Sep 2001

Human Technology And Terrorism: Implications For Aviation Security, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes common human vulnerabilities when using technology to minimize aviation security threat.


Assassination As A Tool Of Antiterrorism And Counterterrorism Policies: A Primer Of Supporting Cognitions, Editor Sep 2001

Assassination As A Tool Of Antiterrorism And Counterterrorism Policies: A Primer Of Supporting Cognitions, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

Supporters of legitimizing assassination of terrorist leaders and operational cadre as a tool against terrorism may choose from a number of social cognitions, or beliefs. This article discusses several such social cognitions.


Profiling Profiling And Suicidal Terrorism, Editor Sep 2001

Profiling Profiling And Suicidal Terrorism, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes chronic flaws in developing profiles that are intended to help prevent or minimize suicidal terrorism.


Anti-Ballistic Missile Defense As Obsession: A Psychological Hypothesis, Editor Sep 2001

Anti-Ballistic Missile Defense As Obsession: A Psychological Hypothesis, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article presents a psychological rationale for extremely strong support of an anti-ballistic missile defense.


Is There A Conservative Case Against Racial Profiling?, Editor Sep 2001

Is There A Conservative Case Against Racial Profiling?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article analyzes contentions that a politically conservative case can be made against racial profiling.


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.


Commentary On Psychological Warfare In The 21st Century, Editor Sep 2001

Commentary On Psychological Warfare In The 21st Century, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article provides commentary on 21st century challenges--threats and opportunities--to the practice of psychological warfare.


Child As Father To The Man [Sic]: The Political Psychology Of Spanking, Editor Aug 2001

Child As Father To The Man [Sic]: The Political Psychology Of Spanking, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes political psychological aspects of the ongoing controversy about the consequences of spanking as a child-rearing technique.


Psychological Profiles And The Intifada: Commentary On Sarhan And Al Khatib, Editor Aug 2001

Psychological Profiles And The Intifada: Commentary On Sarhan And Al Khatib, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article critiques a psychological profile that was developed to help explain the ongoing Palestinian Intifada and that was written by two physicians working at a Jordanian psychiatric hospital.


Biological Warfare: Commentary On Chyba's Analysis, Editor Aug 2001

Biological Warfare: Commentary On Chyba's Analysis, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article provides commentary on Christopher Chyba's comparative analysis of biological and nuclear warfare.


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.


Trends. Personnel Security And Counterintelligence: No Evidence Of Racial Bias As Racism, Editor Aug 2001

Trends. Personnel Security And Counterintelligence: No Evidence Of Racial Bias As Racism, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the concepts of race and racial bias in the context of espionage investigations carried out by the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).


Ideal Assessment For The Political Elite: A Lacanian Perspective, Editor Jul 2001

Ideal Assessment For The Political Elite: A Lacanian Perspective, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article advocates for the utility of two Lacanian personality constructs in the assessment of political leaders and the politically powerful.


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. False Consciousness And Contemporary Psychological Research, Editor Jul 2001

Trends. False Consciousness And Contemporary Psychological Research, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

Most professional psychological organizations purport to create knowledge and provide services for human welfare. Yet these organizations may support research traditions that can very easily be exploited by political authorities working to maintain political power and exploit citizenry. The article discusses how the consciousnesses of psychologists in the psychological organizations purporting to do good can themselves be exemplars of false consciousness.


Trends. Environmental Issues: Struggles To Think Globally, Editor Jul 2001

Trends. Environmental Issues: Struggles To Think Globally, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the difficulties of thinking globally in the context of environmentalism and environmental policy, even for proponents of environmental stewardship.


Weapons As Weapons: Another Northern Ireland Impasse, Editor Jul 2001

Weapons As Weapons: Another Northern Ireland Impasse, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article explores the psychology of weapons possession in the context of political conflict in Northern Ireland.


Trends. Colombian Rebels And Elite Interests: Rights And Wrongs On Human Rights, Editor Jul 2001

Trends. Colombian Rebels And Elite Interests: Rights And Wrongs On Human Rights, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses and analyzes the reactions of elites to rebel actions (e.g., human rights violations, other violent actions) in Colombia.


Trends. The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty: Philosophy Without A Stone, Editor Jul 2001

Trends. The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty: Philosophy Without A Stone, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses support for and opposition to the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, or CTBT, for nuclear weapons.


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. The Privileged Status Of The Physical In Health Ideology: The Security Consequences Of Aids, Editor Jun 2001

Trends. The Privileged Status Of The Physical In Health Ideology: The Security Consequences Of Aids, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the importance of recognizing both physical and psychological factors of the AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) pandemic on security.


The Utility Of Psychological Research To Aid And Abet Violence: Terrorist Talent Scouts And The Selection And Management Of Youthful Terrorists, Editor Jun 2001

The Utility Of Psychological Research To Aid And Abet Violence: Terrorist Talent Scouts And The Selection And Management Of Youthful Terrorists, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article identities the political implications of psychological research intended to prevent or minimize youthful violence. The article then focuses on how this research can be used to help select and manage youthful terrorists.


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.


Personology, Profiling, And The Terrorist, Editor Jun 2001

Personology, Profiling, And The Terrorist, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article identifies problems in common approaches to capturing the psychological essence of the terrorist.


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 ...


Self-Injurious Behavior As A Window To The Soul: Support For A Will To Power?, Editor Jun 2001

Self-Injurious Behavior As A Window To The Soul: Support For A Will To Power?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes a rationale for self-injurious behavior in the political world


The Psychology Of Tit For Tat In The Mideast And Throughout The World, Editor Jun 2001

The Psychology Of Tit For Tat In The Mideast And Throughout The World, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article analyzes the cognitive-behavioral heuristic of tit for tat as it applies to seemingly intractable political conflict.


Trends. A Peculiar Defense Logic: Why Terrorists Should Be Incarcerated Or Killed Without Trial, Editor Jun 2001

Trends. A Peculiar Defense Logic: Why Terrorists Should Be Incarcerated Or Killed Without Trial, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The IBPP editor discusses the logic/rationale behind the idea that convicted terrorists facing the death penalty should neither convicted nor face said penalty given that the soldiers are (or consider themselves to be) soldiers in a war.


Trends. Border Security Legislation, Terrorism-Sponsoring Nations, And Evil, Editor Jun 2001

Trends. Border Security Legislation, Terrorism-Sponsoring Nations, And Evil, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The IBPP editor discusses limiting temporary visas for visitors from alleged terrorism-sponsoring nations as a way of "tightening" the security of national borders.