Editor: Richard W. Bloom, PhD, ABPP,
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University,
Prescott, Arizona, USA
Associate Editor,
Production Services:
David Ehrensperger, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University,
Prescott, Arizona, USA
  Chip Wolfe, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University,
Daytona Beach, Florida, USA

International Bulletin of Political Psychology (IBPP)(1996-2011)
IBPP was an electronic weekly designed to sensitize social scientists, public officials, mass media representatives, informed citizenry, social activists, and security/intelligence practitioners to the psychology of politics and the politics of psychology. IBPP provided short articles identifying the relevance of psychological research to politics especially bearing on strategic and tactical security and intelligence issues. The intent was facilitate the understanding, explanation, control, influence, and prediction of the social world. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Scholarly Commons contains the majority of the content from the original publication (and more of these articles are being added).

The new International Bulletin of Political Psychology (IBPP) (2018- ) will continue with this original mission with a Key Word Search capability through its archived data (e.g., terrorism, personnel security, counterintelligence, interrogation, disinformation), adding new articles and other textual and audio-visual materials, and the opportunity for readers to post comments.

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Current Issue: Volume 18, Issue 5 (2018)



Jamal Khashoggi: Assassination, Abattoir, and the Law of Small Numbers — October 22, 2018

This article describes psychological research on why tragedies of individuals and small numbers of people elicit more global emotional arousal than tragedies of large numbers of people.


North Korea and The Nucleus of Denuclearization — October 15, 2018

This article describes common operant conditioning principles contributing to the seeming intractability of ‘denuclearizing’ the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea.


Praxites and Mal-praxites in Psychological Research: Hoaxes — October 8, 2018

This article describes intrinsic problems with the pursuit of psychological knowledge in a socio-political world.


More on the Fakeness of Fake News — October 1, 2018

This article identifies occurrences within the process of news production and also examples of psychological research which mitigate against the construct of fake news.



Intelligence Analysis and Non-coercive Interview Techniques — October 8, 2018
Richard W. Bloom and Misty Duke

The interview covered cognitive biases in intelligence analysis, and, also, rapport-based, non-coercive interrogation techniques.


Memory Distortion — October 3, 2018
Richard W. Bloom and Deryn Strange

The interview covers distorted memories for traumatic events, repression and repressed memory, memory distrust syndrome, deception and self-deception as a contaminant in memory research with forensic implications, recovered memory, false confessions, and the 'bait question' as a differentiator of truth versus falsehood in interrogation. [The discussion ends prematurely through an IBPP technical malfunction. One missing element vital to college students who might wish to pursue a career in forensic psychology is Dr. Strange's strong recommendation to master the basics of experimental methodology and statistics].