For over a decade, the American Psychological Association colluded with the Pentagon and CIA in endorsing and participating in torture as part of national security interrogations and forced feeding at Guantánamo Bay and elsewhere. Last summer, the APA officially changed its policy and barred psychologists from participating in these practices. Then a few days ago, the APA published in its online journal PsycCRITIQUES a review of The Hidden Structure of Violence:
“The Hidden Structure of Violence offers a psychologically sophisticated analysis of violence, ideal for curious lay readers and students…. It might be fair to say that Pilisuk and Rountree’s analysis of violence provides yet another reason for mainstream psychologists in the United States and elsewhere to reconsider the role psychology plays in globalized violence…”
Read the entire review in PDF form: 2015-1248-1-3
Although the U.S. military now sharply curtails the use of psychologists at Guantánamo Bay, it continues forced feeding and brutal interrogation.