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The Trauma of Psychological Torture (Disaster and Trauma Psychology) Hardcover – May 30, 2008

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Product Details

  • Series: Disaster and Trauma Psychology
  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Praeger (May 30, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0313345147
  • ISBN-13: 978-0313345142
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.8 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,191,523 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Each of the twelve chapters offers fresh perspective on a surprising range of issues. . . . The Trauma of Psychological Torture goes well beyond an analysis of the psychological and physiological effects of torture. . . . The range of makes this book a surprisingly panoramic work that would be a welcome read to anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of torture as it exists today. . . . The Trauma of Psychological Torture offers a helpful view of issues involving the responsibility of the medical profession, the neurobiological effects of torture, and the historical emergence of so-called 'psychological torture'—but it also provides us with an ethical demand—namely, that we think carefully about our current practices, as well as the categories we use to describe them."

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"Founding director of the Center for the Study of Human Rights in the Americas, Ojeda (linguistics, Univ. of California, Davis) merges perspectives on psychological torture from psychology, psychiatry, neuropsychology, neurobiology, history, and law…This is a comprehensive, useful addition to literature on torture…Recommended. Graduate students, researchers, faculty."

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"Psychologists interested in becoming familiar with the torture debate, particularly within APA, will find this book quite useful…The Trauma of Psychological Torture provides a useful compendium of knowledge about systematic psychological torture and coercion in the context of war and provides justification for efforts by members of APA and the American Psychiatric Association to not sanction such practices."

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Explains how U.S. forces, now and through history, use and have used psychological torture from mock executions to mind-altering drugs and humiliation, detailing why opposition to the techniques is growing in the U.S.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By rbw on October 8, 2012
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This is one of the best accounts of contemporary American torture methods, from a medical professional's point of view, that I've come across. While the reports issued by the Physicians for Human Rights are also essential reading, "The Trauma of Psychological Torture" provides invaluable information on how to investigate allegations of psychological torture medically. I was particularly interested in the reviews of the neurobiological and psychobiological correlates of psychological torture, including a unpublished study (dissertation) that compared torture victims suffering from PTSD (Kurdish), inpatient schizophrenics, and normal controls. There are several chapters discussing the ethical and moral obligations of medical professionals who find themselves in a setting where torture is being conducted, and the opening chapter by the editor presents a theory that the intent to torture is not essential for proving torture. There are two chapters that destroy any notion that prisoners in U.S. prisons are not being tortured when confined in solitary. I also found the references provided within the book invaluable for my research efforts. In a very real way, this book provides an evidence-based glimpse into the state of torture in American society today.
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This book should be required reading for all students preparing to enter any segment of the mental health field, as well as for those studying political science, journalism, and history (and for all persons working in those disciplines). In fact, I'd go so far as to mandate it as required in any course of study, because it would appear that most Americans have virtually no idea of the atrocities that have been continually perpetrated by the United States government for (at least) roughly seventy years --- and not just against "potential terrorists" from other countries.

Very few Americans are even aware of the horrors (i.e., the infliction of torture) that have been perpetrated against (often innocent, non-consenting) human beings by our own government agencies and by those of our allies in Canada and England since the wake of WWII (at least). That needs to change. The idea that the military and various intelligence agencies truly "need" to commit atrocities in the name of national security is simply a false claim. (Has there ever been a government that committed atrocities that did not make this very claim? These crimes are always justified by claims that they are (1) Not really torture, and to the extent that they are (2) They are necessary for the sake of national security.) Furthermore, the idea that these entities limit their torture to "incredibly evil men", and thereby succeed in protecting the interests of ordinary Americans is one that we've been fed repeatedly, with loads of cooperation on the part of the "reputable sources" from which we obtain our information and IT IS A LIE.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Happy C on August 5, 2013
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The title was more interesting than the actual book itself. I was expecting more history based evidence written in the form of stories.
I was also expecting a copious conform of coping mechanisms on responding to and reducing the effects of psychological torture.
I would've preferred to borrow this book from the library rather than buy. The book offers nothing profound that would spark my future interest in revisiting this book.
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