Most Popular Papers *
Trends. Double Bind in Quebec and in the World — February 2, 2001
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.
The US Government Shutdown: When Is Personality Shut Out? — January 28, 2019
This article identifies factors influencing how significant a leader’s personality affects political decision making and behavior.
Trends. The Idolatry of Ignorance and Iconoclasm: Notes on the Taliban — March 2, 2001
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.
Aborting the Pros and Cons of Abortion: No Escaping the Killing Fields — February 12, 1999
This article critiques rationales of both opponents and supporters of intentionally aborting a human fetus. The critique has implications for arriving at legal, ethical, and moral judgments.
Announcements — January 24, 2003
IBPP announcements pertaining to reader requests, editor nominations, and relevant conferences, as well as online and print publications.
Espionage: Why did Hanssen do it? — April 8, 2019
This article describes speculative elements of a post-dictive profile on Robert P. Hanssen’s convictions for espionage and conspiracy.
Fatal Attractions, Elective Affinities, and Deadly Epistemologies — April 15, 2019
This article cites film, the novel, and news report to underline the deadly seriousness of the quest for knowledge.
The Terror of Terrorism: The Limits of Epistemology — April 5, 2002
The purpose of this article is to identify elements of the psychological terror wrought through terrorism.
Trends. In the Kingdom of the United Kingdom: The Psychology of Post-Election Transition — June 22, 2001
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.eoslifework.co.uk.
In his article, Mr. Williams considers the personal impact of post-election transition periods in the United Kingdom.
New Terrorism in New Zealand? The Psychology of Censorship — March 18, 2019
This article describes the essentialness of information transmission for terrorism and some psychological findings on related censorship.
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