Hardball Politics, the Chinese Connection, and the Psychology of Linkage: Some Implications of — April 4, 1997
IBPP has posited some effects of globalization on individual psychologies ("Political Psychology and Globalization" (Vol. 1, No. 13)) and political tactics and structures ("Psychopolitical Effects of Globalization on Power: When Weakness Becomes Strength" (Vol. 1, No. 14.)) This article describes how new information technologies and old principles of social psychology may be combined in an era of globalization for effective information warfare during political conflict.
Heaven's Gate: Gateway to the Soul — April 4, 1997
The author discusses the cult Heaven's Gate and the mass suicide of its members.
Political Propaganda: A Postmodernist Analysis (Part II) — April 4, 1997
Part I of this paper (IBPP, Vol. 1, No. 17) describes the conceptual problems inherent to propaganda as process. Now Part II will describe the psychological rationale for why propaganda is employed by governments and nonstate actors regardless of these problems.