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Implicit Theories of Personality and Reactions to Political Scandal — January 30, 1998

This article describes several psychological constructs that may be useful in understanding reactions to political scandal.

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Profiling to Screen Non-Immigrant Visa Applicants: The Best and the Worst of Applied Social Science? — January 30, 1998

This article identifies some significant Issues for the applications of profiling and highlights the example of screening non-immigrant visa applicants. Some of these Issues may be related to conscious and unconscious biases, including those towards race, ethnicity, and culture.

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Why Bombing Iraq as Punishment is Contraindicated — January 30, 1998

This article describes psychological contraindications for bombing Iraq in response to continually impeding the work of the United Nations (U.N.) Special Commission (UNSCOM).

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Trends. Clinton's Saddam Hussein Problem — January 30, 1998
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The author discusses the similarities between the problems of the United States (US) President and the current Iraqi leader.

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Trends. The Tale of the Tape: The Consequences of Public Self-Consciousness for Political Life — January 30, 1998
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The author discusses the influence of technology on political behavior involving the increasing sophistication of monitoring devices.