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Crowd-Dispersal Weapons and the Psychology of the Crowd — March 9, 2001
Editor

This article describes the peculiar psychology of popular reactions to the development and employment of technologies of military force.

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From Norway: Research on Political Psychology and Humiliation — March 9, 2001
Evelin Gerda Lindner

This article was written by Dr. Evelin Gerda Lindner, a cross-cultural social psychologist and physician at the University of Oslo, Institute of Psychology. Its focus on psychological research on humiliation is very relevant to political psychology given that this construct of emotion often may be salient in motivating insurgency movements, terrorism, war, low-intensity conflict, human rights violations, the breakdown of peacekeeping and peacemaking operations, and the incidence and prevalence of crime. Dr. Lindner can be reached at P.O.Box 1094 Blindern N-0317 Oslo, Norway…Tel no +47 91789296…e.g.lindner@psykologi.uio.no…http://www.uio.no/~evelinl

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Seeking the End to Racial Profiling — March 9, 2001
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This article describes implications of the United States (US) Attorney General's efforts to end racial profiling.

IBPP Research Associates

 

Public Figures and Shady Characters — March 9, 2001
Staff Writer - The Post Express: WIred (Nigeria)

This article - Public Figures and Shady Characters, by a staff writer at The Post Express: Wired (Nigeria) - was posted online on February 12, 2001. It discusses corruption in the Obasanjo Administration in Nigeria.

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Trends. Nuclear Weapons Redux — March 9, 2001
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This article discusses rationales for reducing the number of nuclear weapons worldwide.

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Trends. Psychology and False Consciousness: 2001 Update — March 9, 2001
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A recent study in the prestigious Journal of Personality and Social Psychology reports that what makes people happy is not money, luxury, influence, or popularity. Instead, feelings of autonomy, competence, closeness to others, and self-esteem are the primary happiness pathways. Although one might applaud findings that suggest that material well-being is not a stairway to heaven, there is much in these findings that maintain exploitive relations in various social contexts.