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APA and Torture - An Ugly Alliance: A Follow-up

In May I posted a critique of the American Psychological Association’s involvement with the Department of Defense and the CIA in suborning torture and engaging in various actions to cover up their collaboration. At the time the APA had finally, after being publicly criticized by many both within and outside the organization, called for an investigation and retained an independent firm to carry it out.

The report was released today. It finds that the APA did engage in virtually every horrific and unethical act that early investigations suggested they had. It can be found here.

I, and many of my colleagues, await the APA’s response. So far they’ve merely whitewashed things with an official apology. A more thorough assessment of their involvement is needed and, yes, heads should roll. Will that happen? Who knows….

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