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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.


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.


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. 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. 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.


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.


Trends. The Psychology Of Military Readiness, Editor Jun 2001

Trends. The Psychology Of Military Readiness, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The IBPP editor discusses military readiness and national security.


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 ...


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. 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.


Latrogenic Insecurity: A Legacy Of Marie Jahoda, Editor May 2001

Latrogenic Insecurity: A Legacy Of Marie Jahoda, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes the security relevance of an article published 45 years ago by the recently deceased social psychologist, Marie Jahoda.


Trends. The Nature Of Security Agreements: An Example From The Nuclear Weapons Arena, Editor May 2001

Trends. The Nature Of Security Agreements: An Example From The Nuclear Weapons Arena, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the nature of nuclear weapons security agreements, and the surrounding belief systems.


Ambiguity As Certainty: Taiwan And Us Military Aid, Editor May 2001

Ambiguity As Certainty: Taiwan And Us Military Aid, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article explores assertions as to the consequences of ambiguous versus unambiguous political communication.


Trends. Diplomacy, Time, And Conflict, Editor May 2001

Trends. Diplomacy, Time, And Conflict, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the nature of time in the context of conflict, diplomacy, and conflict resolution.


Political Psychology In Yugoslavia: An Overview, Natasa Bajic, Editor Apr 2001

Political Psychology In Yugoslavia: An Overview, Natasa Bajic, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article (with minimal editing by IBPP) has been written by a new IBPP Regional Editor, Natasa Bajic, a psychologist who resides in Serbia. In the article, she provides an overview of political psychology within Yugoslavia.


Trends. The Psychology Of The Only Realistic Alternative: A Problem In The Mideast, Editor Apr 2001

Trends. The Psychology Of The Only Realistic Alternative: A Problem In The Mideast, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the conflict between the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) and the State of Israel.


Trends. Basque Frustration: The Tool Of Suicide As Homicide, Editor Apr 2001

Trends. Basque Frustration: The Tool Of Suicide As Homicide, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the lack of significant suicidal behavior on the part of the Basque separatist organizations, and the impact of that lack.


The Talented Mr. Putin: International Judo, Editor Apr 2001

The Talented Mr. Putin: International Judo, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes the successful foreign policy style of Vladimir Putin, President of Russia.


An Open Letter To Prime Minister Sharon, Dai Williams, Editor Apr 2001

An Open Letter To Prime Minister Sharon, Dai Williams, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The following article (with very minor editing by IBPP) was written by Dai Williams, a psychologist who works in the United Kingdom. It was written on March 19, 2001 but still retains much of political psychological import given events in the Mideast. The author may be reached at eosuk@btinternet.com or through http://www.eoslifework.co.uk.


Terrorism As Defense, Defense As Terrorism, Editor Apr 2001

Terrorism As Defense, Defense As Terrorism, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes some definitional complexities of the construct terrorism.