Ep 232: Psychologists Involved in Torture: What To Do About It?

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You may have heard from the US Senate report on terrorism and the “enhanced interrogations” that a small group of psychologists were involved in the interrogations of detainees from the 9/11 incident. How could psychologists, who have a long tradition of concern and adherence to ethical standards in the treatment of others, become involved in such activities? Is it justified? … Read More

Episode 50: Psychological Study Ripped Straight from….the Bible?

MichaelEthics, Research and Stats, Social Psychology3 Comments

How many scientific studies find their inspiration from a parable in the bible? I’ll go over a very interesting study based on the Good Samaritan parable. Are people more likely to help someone if they are thinking “pious” thoughts at the time?

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