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Obstacles to Interrogation Training: Part I — October 9, 1998
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This article continues the series on research presented at the 1998 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, California. Part I of the article describes two types of obstacles to effective interrogation training. Part II of the article (to be posted in next week's IBPP Issue (September 16th) describes approaches to overcoming the obstacles. The article is very closely based on the research of Meir Gilboa, formerly the Commander, National Unit for Serious Crime Investigation, Israeli National Police, as presented at the symposium "Four National Approaches to Training Interrogators" that was chaired by Dr. Paul Ekman of the University of California-San Francisco. (Meir Gilboa can be reached at mgilboa@netvis ion.net.il.)

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Self-Harm as Control of the Other: A Clinical-Political Nexus — October 9, 1998
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This article provides explanations for a seemingly paradoxical behavior--harming of the self when one seems to wish not to be harmed. The explanation is illustrated by clinical and by political example.

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The Politics of Industrial/Organizational Psychology and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator: What is Jungian about a Jungian Approach? — October 9, 1998
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This article analyzes the most common contribution stemming from a variant of analytic (Jungian) psychology as applied to prescriptions and proscriptions for industries and organizations. The contribution, viz., a personality typological theory, may have lost its "Jungness" through the application.

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The Illogic of Logic in Security Analysis: An Example from Serbia — October 9, 1998
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The author discusses the good and bad implications of both denotation and connotation.

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Trends. The Global Threat of Fundamentalism — October 9, 1998
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The author discusses the movement of neoclassical economics adhered to by leaders of the International Monetary Fund, many Western central bankers, ministers of finance, and global investors.