Stephen Soldz, cofounder of the Coalition for an Ethical Psychology, will virtually present the topic, “Psychology and Doing Harm: The Ethics of Operational Psychology” on Friday, April 16 from 2 to 3:15 p.m.
During the administration of George W. Bush, psychologists were involved in enhanced interrogation techniques used on terrorism suspects by the Central Intelligence Agency and consulted on problematic interrogations at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp and elsewhere. Critics, including guest speaker and professor at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis Stephen Soldz, Ph.D., accused the American Psychological Association of secretly collaborating with the government to provide a legal and ethical justification for torture. A 2015 independent review confirmed many of these claims. The lecture will survey the history and ethical issues behind this controversy.
For questions, contact Associate Professor of Psychology Linda Slowik at email@example.com.