This article describes some difficulties in treating psychopaths who have been convicted of violent offenses. As well, it offers some suggestions for resolving these difficulties.
This article describes some psychological impediments to the detection of deception in political events.
Validity of Polygraph Procedures: Postmodernist and Strict Constructionist Approaches — April 10, 1998
This article critiques the most common scientific psychological critique of the validity of polygraph procedures.
Trends. Self-Inflicted Injury as Coping Strategy: An Example from Hamas — April 10, 1998
The author discusses a basic premise of psychodynamic political psychology, that of coping strategies being used to manage personal conflict which are often similar strategies used to manage political conflict.
Trends. The Tale of the Tape: Coup Minimization in Nigeria — April 10, 1998
The author discusses the covert, clandestine, and even apocryphal audio and video tapes used by Nigerian President Abacha, in an effort to minimize the probability of a successful coup.