Tag Archives: Psychologists for Social Responsibility

Feel the pain

Guest Post from the Steering Committee of Psychologists for Social Responsibility (PsySR) Today’s post is a statement from the Steering Committee of the Psychologists for Social Responsibility (PsySR), of which I am a member. As an organization focused on psychology’s … Continue reading

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What is your TAQ (Torture Awareness Quotient)?

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June is Torture Awareness Month. Let’s see how you can do on our Torture Awareness quiz. Choose the best answer to each of the following items: “Extraordinary rendition” means a so-so version of your favorite song forcible transfer of a … Continue reading

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Does nonviolent resistance work? What Chenoweth and Stephan get right (Part 1c)

In her comment on my original post, Dr. Dahlia Wasfi pointed out that Maria Stephan works for the State Department. That does not necessarily mean… Continue reading

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Does nonviolent resistance work? What Chenoweth and Stephan get right (Part 1a)

By Ian Hansen This is the first in a series of posts intended as reply to a comment by Dahlia Wasfi on a previous post of mine. Nonviolent uprisings are an area of interest rather than expertise for me. I … Continue reading

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