Cauac Sky from Quiriguá


From: "Andrew Phelps" <>


Subject: Re: [psysr-disc] Fwd: Handelsman: A Teachable Ethics Scandal: APA & Enabling Torture

Date: Sat, June 17, 2017 3:51 am

My "target" posting has not come up.



Of course. And aligned with MKUltra and the "outrageously unethical research" was the "science of psychoanalysis" which was the justification for the national security project of destroying democracy in Guatemala and Iran in the 1950s.

My mother worked for the O.S.S. "Office of Strategic Services" during WW II and later trained as an anthropologist. So my initial experience with the "outrage" was what today we describe as "infantile trauma."


My best wishes

Andrew Phelps



On Mon, June 12, 2017 6:21 am, Quy wrote:

If these scandals in psychology's history were taught, then my middle-aged generation, educated in the 1980's, and those beyond, would know about MKUltra and the outrageously unethical research done by psychologists and psychiatrists in the 1950's and 1960's.

I was horrified when I discovered this historical research while trying to understand APA's role in the Iraq war. Never mentioned in either history of psych. courses I took, and so much more important than learning about E.G. Boring.

Would APA ever mandate that psychology's dirty little secrets be taught to gain accreditation?

Hats off to Dr. Handelsman.