Psychology and the Politics of Torture

Posted on 2/6/2020 11:06:22 AM

Professor Jay Mills of the Psychology Department will present a talk about The Report—not the recent (must-see) movie, but about the 2015 Hoffman Report that followed the 2014 New York Times revelation of psychologists’ involvement in the torture of detainees after the attacks of 9/11. Join us on Friday, February 14, 12:20–1:10 p.m. in Uhler Hall, Room 111.

With so much “Breaking News” these days, it might be easy to miss the renewed accounts of involvement of psychologists in designing and implementing the so-called “enhanced interrogation” techniques, a twisted euphemism for torture. Professor Mills will guide our revisit to this dark story so it will not be easily forgotten.

“Reflections on the Hoffman Report” by Jay Mills in the Pennsylvania Psychologist