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Aborting the Pros and Cons of Abortion: No Escaping the Killing Fields — February 12, 1999
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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.

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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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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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The Psychology of Counterintelligence: Felix Dzerzhinsky and Postmodernist Dilemma — November 15, 1996
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The editor discusses the concepts of trust, counterintelligence, and personnel security, emphasizing and evaluating postmodernist perspectives. Felix Dzerzhinsky is considered.

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The Psychology of Political Oppression: Studying False Consciousness — August 21, 1998
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Starting with this Issue, IBPP will be reporting on a series of research presentations--each with relevance to political psychology--from the 1998 Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. The following article describes the work of John T. Jost of Stanford University.

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The Morality of Trading and Purchasing Pollution Emissions Rights: Further Comments on the — December 19, 1997

The December 12, 1997 Issue of IBPP provides an analysis supporting the trading and purchasing of pollution- emissions rights as means to responsibly confront the threat of global warming. The present article maintains this stance in critiquing a December 15, 1997 article in The New York Times by Michael J. Sandel, a professor of government at Harvard University.

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Answers to Questions - Martin Wieser’s “Psychology in National Socialism [Psychologie im Nationalsozialismus] at Sigmund Freud Private University Berlin, July 27–28, 2018” — March 4, 2019
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This Scholarly Commons record provides the transcript of the interview Dr. Richard Bloom of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Prescott campus conducted with Dr. Martin Wieser of Sigmund Freud Private University Berlin on March 2, 2019.

With the publication of Martin Wieser’s “Psychology in National Socialism [Psychologie im Nationalsozialismus] at Sigmund Freud Private University Berlin, July 27–28, 2018” in History of Psychology, 22(1), 107-109., the IBPP Editor requested the author provide responses to questions…and Dr. Wieser graciously accepted. Dr. Wieser's answer are provided.

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Weapons of Mass Destruction: A Psychological Commentary — February 13, 1998

This article describes a comprehensive approach to identifying psychological consequences of weapons of mass destruction, as well as psychological methods that can be employed to influence these consequences. This description should be viewed in the context of the quest to achieve political objectives that underlie military intervention and its threat.

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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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To Stay or To Go: Social Identity and Self-Categorization Theories — April 11, 1997
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This article describes some psychological factors affecting whether members remain in a cult or leave.

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