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Effective Treatment of Psychopaths Who Violently Offend: Suggestions from Political Psychology and Virtual Reality Technology — April 10, 1998

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.

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Some Psychological Impediments to Detecting Deception: Challenges for the Intelligence Analyst and Political Psychologist — April 10, 1998

This article describes some psychological impediments to the detection of deception in political events.

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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.

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Trends. Self-Inflicted Injury as Coping Strategy: An Example from Hamas — April 10, 1998
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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.

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Trends. The Tale of the Tape: Coup Minimization in Nigeria — April 10, 1998
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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.