September 7, 2007
Psychologists, Under a Historian's Lens
A scholar asserts that key figures in the discipline had ties to torture
As the American Psychological Association debates whether its members should be involved in so-called coercive interrogation, Alfred W. McCoy is trying to get psychologists to own up to their past.
Mr. McCoy, a professor of history at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, is the author of A Question of Torture: CIA Interrogation From the Cold War to the War on Terror (Metropolitan Books, 2006). The
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