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Articles

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Organizational Psychology: The Entrance to, Residing in, and Exit from Sensitive Positions — September 24, 2018
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This article identifies psychological problems and promise in identifying those in sensitive positions within organizations who may betray, are betraying, and have betrayed trust.

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Israelis and Palestinians: Does Bringing Them Together Keep Them Apart? — September 17, 2018
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This article identifies psychological complexities when interaction and cooperation among adversaries are presumed to reduce conflict.

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Do Voters Vote against Their Interests? — September 10, 2018
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This article describes some basic psychological constructs which may help ‘explain’ why some voters seem to vote against their own interests.

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Personality, Psychological Profiling, and Philosophy of Science: The Insider Threat and Betrayers of Trust — September 4, 2018
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This article describes philosophical challenges to the utility of profiling personality, especially with security and intelligence implications.

Interviews

 

The Life and Times of a Premier Detector of Deception and Concealed Information — September 18, 2018
Richard W. Bloom and Peter Rosenfeld

This interview covers an autobiographical account of this premier researcher’s professional life choice to explore detection of deception and concealed information. Additional information on brain-based approaches, as well as verbal, non-verbal, and autonomic nervous system approaches.

Guest Biography:

Dr. Peter Rosenfeld is a noted faculty member at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. His program areas are Brain, Behavior and Cognition. His research interests include: applied cognitive psychophysiology, deception, detection of concealed memory and information, and memory suppression.

His research mainly concern perfection of physiological, cognitive and behavioral means for detection of concealed information for field forensic use: such as in crimes, including prevention of terror acts and diagnosis of malingered head injury. His research mostly relies on the P300 brain wave (event-related potential) as a sign of recognition. His research also utilizes the autobiographical version of the Implicit Association Test, and also, occasionally, fMRI imaging. Through his research, he helped develop in 2008 a novel (“Complex Trial”) protocol which has proven resistant to most countermeasures. Recently, he has also studied a newly developed countermeasure known as “voluntary memory suppression” which thus far does not defeat the Complex Trial Protocol.

 

Machiavellianism and the Dark Traits of Personality: Implications for Organizational and Cyber Security — September 17, 2018
Richard W. Bloom and Dan Jones

This interview covers the definitions of personality and of traits, dark traits especially Machiavellianism, problems in applied research, implications for organizational and cybersecurity.

 

The Political Science and Political Psychology of Dictators, Dictatorships, and Authoritarian Regimes — September 7, 2018
Richard W. Bloom and Natasha Linstaedt

Interview with IBPP Editor: Discussion on the psychology of dictators, dictatorships, mass followership in authoritarian regimes, present and future status and trends of applied research.

Guest Biography:

Dr. Natasha Linstaedt is a noted member of the faculty of the Department of Government at the University of Essex, UK. She is the Director of Education, Athena Swain Coordinator, and Project Co-ordinator.

Her teaching interests include: International Relations and Comparative Politics, with specific interest in Development, Middle East Politics, African Politics and Latin American Politics. She has taught MA and undergraduate courses at the University of Amsterdam, the Vrije Universiteit (VU), California State University (Long Beach), Ventura College and the College of the Canyons. She has also served as a visiting scholar at Texas A&M and has served as the Coordinator UNISCA for the University of Amsterdam, the largest Model UN conference in the Netherlands.