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Editors

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.

Current Issue: Volume 18 (2018)

Articles

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Tortured Policies on Torture: Notes from the House of the Dead? — August 13, 2018
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This article describes issues needing to be resolved before policies on the use of enhanced interrogation techniques including torture are developed, implemented, and assessed.

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Counterterrorist Profiling, the Self, and the Problem of Open and Quiet Skies — August 6, 2018
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Psychological profiling supporting counterterrorism may be based on an invalid presumption.

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National Security and Education: What Is Graduating College Worth? — July 30, 2018
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There are newly shared positive correlations between genetics and college graduation. Although higher education including college graduation has national security import, social policy implications based on such data are less clear.

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Fake News: Is Truth Really Under Attack? — July 23, 2018
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Attacking fake news may be as fake as fake news. Or so suggests Western epistemology.

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Who’s Running the World? Psychological Assessment of Political Leaders — July 14, 2018
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Should psychological assessment techniques be applied to global political leaders with the results conveyed to general publics worldwide? These techniques may not yet be ready for prime time.

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Psychological Warfare and the Kingdom of Shame — July 9, 2018
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Psychological warfare is commonly referred to as a battle for hearts and minds. But inducing desired behavioral change is more complicated as the psychology of shame illustrates.

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Psychologies of the Immigration Wars: Can We and Should We Support Diversity? — June 30, 2018
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As with the global war on terror, there are the immigration wars. What are some psychological foundations?

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Treason, Treachery, and Betrayal of Trust: The Psychological Search for the Why — June 25, 2018
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Treason, treachery, and betrayal of trust constitute a motif of human history. Can scientific psychology help us understand why?

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Winning the Disinformation War: Suturing the Soul — June 16, 2018
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In a world of false facts and fake news, what is the crucial psychology underlying what people believe?

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Will the Trump-Kim Meeting Go Nuclear? The Role of First Impressions — June 9, 2018
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How might the upcoming meeting of U.S. President Donald Trump and D.R.N.K Kim Jong-un be affected by their first impressions of each other? This article describes some findings and implications of relevant psychological research.