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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.
Readers should access http://www.pr.erau.edu/~security/baguma-tables.html for the conclusion of this article and twelve data tables.
A Study from Uganda: HIV Causal Attributional Structuring, Negative Affect, and Coping Among People with HIV/AIDS [Part I] — February 16, 2001
Peter Kakubeire Baguma
Weiner's attribution theory suggests relationships between attributions, emotions, coping, and behavioral consequences (Weiner, 1986, Amirkhan, 1990). Studies supporting the theory are still limited especially in the health area and AIDS in particular.
Global Media Wars: The Ironic Prescience of George Orwell — August 20, 2018
This article describes similar psychologies among people who intend to tell the truth and those who intend to lie. It posits the writings of George Orwell on political communication as relevant today as back in the 1940s.
Trends. Annual Polygraph Report to Congress: The Emperor Still Wearing No Clothes? — February 23, 2001
This article describes some theoretical and methodological concerns with the approach of the United States (US) Department of Defense (DOD) towards establishing the validity of the counterintelligence-scope polygraph (CSP).
The United States (US) Department of State publicly released the 2000 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices on February 26, 2001. As usual, it provides information as both fact and opinion on how human rights are upheld and violated in almost all countries and territories throughout the world. And as usual it provides two types of politically incorrect controversies.
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.
Trends. To Contest or not to Contest: A Necessary Ambivalence in Yugoslavia — October 6, 2000
This article discusses corruption of 2000 elections in Yugoslavia purportedly by Slobodan Milosevic, and the problematic task of effective subsequent action.
Trends. Once, Shame on You, Twice, Shame on Me: Recapitulation of Scandal in the United Kingdom — February 2, 2001
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.
Who’s Running the World? Psychological Assessment of Political Leaders — July 14, 2018
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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