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[Xmca-l] Re: Watch "Emails Show American Psychological Association Secretly Worked with Bush Admin to Enable Torture" on YouTube



There's a long history here, unfortunately. I ask students to read Chapter 5, The hereditarian theory of IQ, from Gould's (1981), The mismeasure of man, to share a bit of that history. The relation between assessment and the Immigration Act in the U.S. is particularly disturbing when some of those who contributed to policy later recanted. Psychology has a complicated history to say the least. Best to all - jen



On 2015-05-06, at 3:39 PM, Huw Lloyd wrote:

> Here's the guardian article on it:
> 
> http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/apr/30/psychologists-bush-officials-torture-program
> 
> Psychologists playing to the tune of their employers and sources of funding
> -- who'd have thought it?  Next we'll be hearing that psychologists are
> used to maintain the status quo in education and that they're no better
> than "suet doctors"...
> 
> Huw
> 
> 
> On 5 May 2015 at 21:39, mike cole <mcole@ucsd.edu> wrote:
> 
>> Note the absence of repercussions in the American Psychological
>> Association.
>> mike
>> 
>> On Tue, May 5, 2015 at 1:28 PM, Tom Richardson <
>> tom.richardson3@googlemail.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> Hi Paul - I can't face watching the video.
>>> I'm reminded of the concept of the 'self-hating Jew' by the preparedness
>> of
>>> professionals in their position to collaborate in the aggression towards
>>> perceived enemies- the rationale goes: "if a citizen is not prepared to
>>> support all 'defensive' actions of their state/religioon/culture, they
>> are
>>> seen as willing the destruction, that declared or undeclared, all persons
>>> are seen as wishing upon the embattled religion/state/group. I guess
>> coming
>>> from a naive stance, I didn't understand that not everyone would have a
>>> similar moral position of "Do no evil." I hope that any revolution I'm
>>> involved in has some different moral practice - I wonder if that's
>>> possible?
>>> Solidarity
>>> Tom
>>> 
>>> On 5 May 2015 at 20:54, Dr. Paul C. Mocombe <pmocombe@mocombeian.com>
>>> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> https://youtu.be/Ovad2_D7NGs
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Dr. Paul C. Mocombe
>>>> President
>>>> The Mocombeian Foundation, inc.
>>>> www.mocombeian.com
>>>> www.readingroomcurriculum.com
>>>> www.paulcmocombe.info
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> --
>> "Each new level of development is a new relevant context." C.H. Waddington
>>