From: "'Andrew Phelps' via Human Rights and Psychology"

To: psysr-humanrights@googlegroups.com

Subject: Re: [PsySR-humanrights] New DePaul Provost's Position on Koocher

Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 11:24 AM

 

Hi:

By disclosure, as part of my effort to work for "recovery," I was trained long ago by a CIA (involved) psychologist in the ethical concerns involved in how one "creates profiles," such as described below.

"Bad attitudes" like anti-communism (then) or insight into terrorism (now) have been important for such profiles,

The concern for "ethics" transposes to (current) government policy regarding behavior related to national security.

I trust Mr. Koocher will be able to "adjust" and work out the pattern to engage the "potential perpetrator," in a manner compatible with the current re-arrangement of the 'APA' polity.

 

Sincerely

Andrew Phelps

    batstar.net/piper


Koocher comment, originally from 2006, in part:

"In many circumstances we will discuss...[how] the psychologist's role may bear on people who are not "clients" in the traditional sense. Example, the psychologist employed by the CIA, Secret Service, FBI , etc., who helps formulate profiles for risk prevention, negotiation strategy, destabilization, etc., or the psychologists asked to assist the interrogators in eliciting data or detecting the dissimulation with the intent of preventing harm to many other people. In this case the client is the agency, government, and ultimately the people of the nation (at risk). The goal of such psychologists work will ultimately be the protection of others (i.e. innocents) by contributing to the incarceration, debilitation, or even death of the potential perpetrator, who will often remain unaware of the psychologist's involvement".