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Psychologies of Going Nuclear — February 4, 2019
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This article identifies multiple psychologies affecting joining and withdrawing from nuclear weapons agreements.

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The US Government Shutdown: When Is Personality Shut Out? — January 28, 2019
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This article identifies factors influencing how significant a leader’s personality affects political decision making and behavior.

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Trends. Double Bind in Quebec and in the World — February 2, 2001
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This article discusses the desire for Quebec to become an independent nation-state but there are dynamics that affect that process. The Separatist Movement faces roadblocks no matter the state of the national economy in Canada.

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Trends. The Idolatry of Ignorance and Iconoclasm: Notes on the Taliban — March 2, 2001
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The New York Times has reported that at least some Taliban authorities have directed that all statues in Afghanistan--including those commonly viewed as priceless exemplars of cultural (largely Buddhist) heritage and as treasures--be destroyed. The Taliban's rationale--that these statues have been used as idols and deities by non-Islamic believers and may be turned into idols in the future--is largely discussed in the context of leading to a global cultural catastrophe, as an unacceptable decision, as gratuitous vandalism, as exemplifying a rigid ignorance deserving unique contempt and disgust.

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Trends. Once, Shame on You, Twice, Shame on Me: Recapitulation of Scandal in the United Kingdom — February 2, 2001
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This article discusses Peter Mandelson, confidant to the United Kingdom's Prime Minister, Tony Blair, and the attempts to explain why Mr. Mandelson has, for a second time, resigned from the government under scandalous clouds.

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Trends. The Political Psychology of Illicit Sex — April 26, 2002
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This article discusses the sexual behavior of Roman Catholic priests, and scandal.

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Political Psychology in the Contemporary Political World — April 26, 2002
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This edition of IBPP explores several recent political events from the vantage point of political psychological perspectives and constructs.

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The Terror of Terrorism: The Limits of Epistemology — April 5, 2002
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The purpose of this article is to identify elements of the psychological terror wrought through terrorism.

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Trends. In the Kingdom of the United Kingdom: The Psychology of Post-Election Transition — June 22, 2001
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This article was written by Mr. Dai Williams, a chartered occupational psychologist. He can be reached at Eos Life-Work, Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom; email: eosuk@btinternet.com; website: http://www.eoslifework.co.uk.

In his article, Mr. Williams considers the personal impact of post-election transition periods in the United Kingdom.

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When Is Terrorism All in the Family? — February 11, 2019
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This article describes putative linkages between family relationships and kinds of terrorism.

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