American Psychological Association’s Resolution on Torture

I remember watching this video on water boarding
where they used news anchor Steve Harrigan for the subject. I’m releived that the psychology community has now taken the stance not to accept this type of unethical interrogation technique. Here is the full text of the APA’s Resolution.

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Pete Ippel, the son of a dancer and a musician, was born in Oak Park, Illinois and has been surrounded by the arts since birth. He moved to Morris, Illinois in 1989 and started to participate in athletics rather than dance. After high school, Pete attended Cornell University where he received a BA in psychology and a BFA in photo / digital art making. He continued to follow his sporting dreams in the high jump, which culminated in a school record leap of 7 feet 1/2 inch in 2001. In May 2004 he attained an MFA degree in the New Genres department of the San Francisco Art Institute. Presently Pete is a practicing artist whose work is in numerous private collections and has been exhibited in New York, California, and internationally. Mr. Ippel resides in Working Artists Ventura, a sustainable artist community in southern California. In addition, he teaches art, is a web developer, an active blogger, and still high jumps from time to time. As a passionate problem solver and a pragmatic optimist, Pete’s art and his life are full of exciting challenges.

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  1. No wonder there’s problems internationally with the perception of water-boarding when memos go out that are loose on their definition of torture.

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/04/01/torture.memo.ap/index.html?eref=rss_latest

    As reported by CNN, “The memo concludes that foreign enemy combatants held overseas do not have defendants’ rights or protections from cruel and unusual punishment that U.S. citizens have under the Constitution. It also says that Congress ‘cannot interfere with the president’s exercise of his authority as commander in chief to control the conduct of operations during a war’.”

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