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Trends. The Paradise Hotel Bombing: Trouble In Judicial Paradise, Editor Dec 2002

Trends. The Paradise Hotel Bombing: Trouble In Judicial Paradise, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discussed the bombing of the Kenyan Hotel Paradise in November 2002, and the detention of suspects.


Context And Demonizing The I.R.A., Editor Nov 2002

Context And Demonizing The I.R.A., Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article questions a consensus that the I.R.A. is largely responsible for the recent suspension of Northern Ireland’s home-rule government by the United Kingdom.


Trends. Implications Of War And Peace For The Morality, Ethics, And Legality Of Killing And Incarceration, Editor Nov 2002

Trends. Implications Of War And Peace For The Morality, Ethics, And Legality Of Killing And Incarceration, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article provides a perspective for the controversy surrounding the appropriateness of killing and incarceration during a war on terrorism with global reach.


Trends. Preemption Logics, Editor Nov 2002

Trends. Preemption Logics, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses the idea and complexities of preemption in the context of 21st century global terrorism.


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. Predicting An Iraqi Insurrection: A Contribution From Balance Theory, Editor Oct 2002

Trends. Predicting An Iraqi Insurrection: A Contribution From Balance Theory, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article evaluates the problematic of concept of enemies and supposed allies among supporters of a United States-led military intervention in Iraq.


Trends. When Governments Want Government To Change, Editor Oct 2002

Trends. When Governments Want Government To Change, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses regime change in Germany and Iraq in a political psychological context.


Thinking About Thinking In An Era Of Globalization: Implications For International Security, Editor Oct 2002

Thinking About Thinking In An Era Of Globalization: Implications For International Security, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article identifies and critiques hypotheses concerning the impact of globalization on thinking and suggests consequences of thinking (reason, logic) as an epistemological tool of international security.


Trends. Fantasies, Death, And Violence, Editor Oct 2002

Trends. Fantasies, Death, And Violence, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article examines violence and death in the context of the goals of international health organizations.


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.


The Chen Shui-Bian Administrations Mainland Policy: Toward A Modus Vivendi Or Continued Stalemate?, Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang Oct 2002

The Chen Shui-Bian Administrations Mainland Policy: Toward A Modus Vivendi Or Continued Stalemate?, Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang

Politics Faculty Publications and Presentations

This article discusses the main elements of the Chen Shui-bian administration's cross-Strait policy, analyzes the policy's key domestic and international determinants, and offers a preliminary assessment on the policy. Chen's crossStrait policy adheres to Taiwan's "economic security" approach to national security. Whereas the previous Lee administration sought to safeguard national security by reducing economic dependence on the mainland, Chen's policy strives to normalize cross-Strait economic relations as an important pillar to peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait. Although Chen has accelerated his political maturation, his China policy continues to be constrained by various factors ...


The Conceptual Model Of Peace Operations (Cmpo) As A Framework For Comparing National Doctrines For International Peacekeeping Operations, Paul R. Rickert Oct 2002

The Conceptual Model Of Peace Operations (Cmpo) As A Framework For Comparing National Doctrines For International Peacekeeping Operations, Paul R. Rickert

Faculty Publications and Presentations

This research generates a method for easy comparison of national military doctrines as they pertain to peacekeeping operations by using the Conceptual Model of Peace Operations (CMPO) as an organizational framework. Microsoft Excel is utilized as an interface as a means for individuals or organizations to compare individual national peacekeeping doctrines on an independent framework. This project also utilizes graphing techniques to allow users to view more generalized comparisons of doctrine so conclusions might be more readily drawn with regards to specific areas of coverage, areas of doctrine needing to be more fully or less extensively addressed, and the political ...


Humiliation And Terrorism: Final Common Pathway Or Lowest Common Denominator?, Editor Sep 2002

Humiliation And Terrorism: Final Common Pathway Or Lowest Common Denominator?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes complexities in attributing a construct termed the primary causal factor to terrorist behavior perpetrated by espousers of variants of something called radical Islam against the interests of the United States Government (USG) and against something called the West.


Trends. Self-Esteem And Terrorism, Editor Sep 2002

Trends. Self-Esteem And Terrorism, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses the role self-esteem plays in terrorist behavior. Analysis includes the application of Jennifer Crocker and Connie T. Wolfe’s views as presented in their 2001 Psychological Review article “Contingencies of self-worth” (Vol 108 (3), pp. 593-623).


The Double Edged Sword Of Disaster Psychology In The Context Of Terrorism, Editor Sep 2002

The Double Edged Sword Of Disaster Psychology In The Context Of Terrorism, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes implicit assumptions, and clinical and political implications, of prescriptions for psychological services in the aftermath of terrorism-created disaster. The article is one of a series in IBPP that focuses on crisis psychology, stress management, and critical incident debriefing in an era of a United States Government (USG)-announced war on terrorism with global reach.


Iraqi Intelligence And Antiterrorism/Counterterrorism: A News Conference By Tahir Jalil Habbush Concerning Abu Nidal, Editor Sep 2002

Iraqi Intelligence And Antiterrorism/Counterterrorism: A News Conference By Tahir Jalil Habbush Concerning Abu Nidal, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article explores difficulties in preventing and resolving terrorist operations that are planned by one’s adversaries for implementation against one’s political entity.


Trends. Aviation Security: Problems In Arguments Against Arming Pilots, Editor Sep 2002

Trends. Aviation Security: Problems In Arguments Against Arming Pilots, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses a press release from the Violence Policy center, which strongly advocates against arming commercial airline pilots against terrorists.


Trends. Personnel Security In An Age Of Terrorism With Global Reach, Editor Sep 2002

Trends. Personnel Security In An Age Of Terrorism With Global Reach, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses what an appropriate level of commitment to a security bureaucracy might look like.


Vestiges Of Communism And Personnel Security, Editor Sep 2002

Vestiges Of Communism And Personnel Security, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article illustrates several interpretive difficulties in employing personnel security criteria in the context of national security.


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.


9/11 As Anything, Something, Or Nothing: One Year After, Editor Sep 2002

9/11 As Anything, Something, Or Nothing: One Year After, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes political psychological Issues bearing on the first anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks within the United States.


Just Because Or Because: Terrorism Discourse And Counterterrorism, Editor Sep 2002

Just Because Or Because: Terrorism Discourse And Counterterrorism, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes some antiterrorism and counterterrorism implications of public discourse on terrorism.


Trends. Husbands, Wives, And Terrorism: The Validity Of Beliefs And The Threat Of Interpretive Strategies, Editor Aug 2002

Trends. Husbands, Wives, And Terrorism: The Validity Of Beliefs And The Threat Of Interpretive Strategies, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses threat assessment via linguistic analysis.


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. Aviation Terrorism's Winning Hand, Editor Aug 2002

Trends. Aviation Terrorism's Winning Hand, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses aviation security, terrorism, and the psychology behind pilot motivations for opting out of flying members of the Israeli government to Israel.


Trends. Medicalizing Terrorism As Part Of The Solution Or Part Of The Problem: More On The Moussaoui Case, Editor Aug 2002

Trends. Medicalizing Terrorism As Part Of The Solution Or Part Of The Problem: More On The Moussaoui Case, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the context of the medicalization of psychology, using the case of Zacarias Moussaoui and the 9/11 terrorist attacks as context.


The Personality Profile Of Al-Qaida Leader Osama Bin Laden, Aubrey Immelman Jul 2002

The Personality Profile Of Al-Qaida Leader Osama Bin Laden, Aubrey Immelman

Psychology Faculty Publications

This paper presents the results of an indirect assessment of the personality of Osama bin Laden, founder and leader of the al-Qaida terrorist network responsible for the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the United States.

Bin Laden’s primary personality patterns were found to be Ambitious/exploitative and Dauntless/dissenting, with a secondary Distrusting/suspicious orientation, and subsidiary Dominant/controlling and Conscientious/dutiful features.

Ambitious individuals are bold, competitive, and self-assured; they easily assume leadership roles, expect others to recognize their special qualities, and often act as though entitled. Dauntless individuals are bold, courageous, and tough; minimally constrained by ...


The Personality Profile Of September 11 Hijack Ringleader Mohamed Atta, Aubrey Immelman Jul 2002

The Personality Profile Of September 11 Hijack Ringleader Mohamed Atta, Aubrey Immelman

Psychology Faculty Publications

This paper presents the results of a posthumous, indirect assessment of the personality of Mohamed Atta, apparent ringleader in the September 11, 2001 terror attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, from the conceptual perspective of Theodore Millon.

Information concerning Mohamed Atta was collected from media reports in the one-month period following the attack and synthesized into a personality profile using the second edition of the Millon Inventory of Diagnostic Criteria (MIDC), which yields 34 normal and maladaptive personality classifications congruent with Axis II of DSM–IV.

The personality profile yielded by the MIDC was analyzed on the ...


Truth Serum And Terrorism, Editor May 2002

Truth Serum And Terrorism, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes several epistemological--as opposed to ethical and moral--anxieties in administering drugs to individuals for the purpose of securing truths supporting the United States Government (USG)-declared war against terrorism with global research.