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Do Government Shut Downs Shut Down Aviation Security?, Editor Jan 2019

Do Government Shut Downs Shut Down Aviation Security?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

There have been reports of a growing number of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents calling in sick and refusing to work for no pay (1). The immediate question becomes, what’s the impact on aviation security? The answer is a negative one, but not as negative as one might think, and one only adding to festering, pre-shutdown problems.


The Name Game As Blame Game: The Domodedovo Terrorist Bombing, Editor Jan 2011

The Name Game As Blame Game: The Domodedovo Terrorist Bombing, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the relevance of blame in the context of terrorism.


Innovation Cooperation: Energy Biosciences And Law, Prof. Elizabeth Burleson Jan 2011

Innovation Cooperation: Energy Biosciences And Law, Prof. Elizabeth Burleson

Prof. Elizabeth Burleson

This Article analyzes the development and dissemination of environmentally sound technologies that can address climate change. Climate change poses catastrophic health and security risks on a global scale. Universities, individual innovators, private firms, civil society, governments, and the United Nations can unite in the common goal to address climate change. This Article recommends means by which legal, scientific, engineering, and a host of other public and private actors can bring environmentally sound innovation into widespread use to achieve sustainable development. In particular, universities can facilitate this collaboration by fostering global innovation and diffusion networks.


The Yemen Narrative: Cargo Cults And Cargo Security, Editor Nov 2010

The Yemen Narrative: Cargo Cults And Cargo Security, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author gives a psychological perspective on the security of aviation cargo shipments.


Are You Down With Ppp? A Look At Prohibited Personnel Practices In The United States Government, Editor Aug 2010

Are You Down With Ppp? A Look At Prohibited Personnel Practices In The United States Government, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the prevalence of identified proscribed personnel practices, and the power dynamics of such identifications among federal employees.


Spot Off: The Gao Takes On The Tsa’S Behavior Detection Program, Editor May 2010

Spot Off: The Gao Takes On The Tsa’S Behavior Detection Program, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recently Issued Efforts to Validate TSA’s Passenger Screening Behavior Detection Program Underway, but Opportunities Exist to Strengthen Validation and Address Operational Problems (May 2010, GAO-10-763). This IBPP article will describe and comment on the main GAO findings and additional data on which the findings are based. The article will end with some basic challenges to behavior detection as a useful security measure.


When The Risk Is Strategically And Operationally Insignificant, Editor Nov 2003

When The Risk Is Strategically And Operationally Insignificant, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The article discusses some of the dangers in labelling a risk as strategically and operationally insignificant in a security setting.


Trends. Non-Physical Approaches To Physical Security, Editor Oct 2003

Trends. Non-Physical Approaches To Physical Security, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses the vulnerabilities of protecting physical assets with purely physical means, as well as the potential benefits of non-physical approaches.


The Psychology Of Intelligent Video Analysis, Editor Oct 2003

The Psychology Of Intelligent Video Analysis, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article examines issues surrounding software-enhanced video analysis in an intelligence context.


Trends. Car Bomb Explosion And An Explosion Of Truths, Editor Sep 2003

Trends. Car Bomb Explosion And An Explosion Of Truths, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses multiple political psychological aspects of the August 29, 2003 car bomb explosion adjacent to the Imam Ali Mosque in Najaf, Iraq


Trends. The Federal Bureau Of Investigation Reform Act Of 2003 (S.1440): A Polygraph Update, Editor Aug 2003

Trends. The Federal Bureau Of Investigation Reform Act Of 2003 (S.1440): A Polygraph Update, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses The Federal Bureau of Investigation Reform Act of 2003 (S.1440), and the continuing popularity of the polygraph with security bureaucracies.


Is Virtual Conferencing Virtually The Same?, Editor Jun 2003

Is Virtual Conferencing Virtually The Same?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The article discusses the pros and cons of virtual conferencing and the optimizing of decision making in a security context.


National Security And Multiple Selves, Editor Jun 2003

National Security And Multiple Selves, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes the positive and negative consequences for national security of the ontology and phenomenology of multiple selves.


Security Watch: No-Fly Zones And Flying Blind, Editor May 2003

Security Watch: No-Fly Zones And Flying Blind, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The article evaluates the gain in security from no-fly zones from a security perspective.


Trends. Espionage And Sex: A Commentary On Personnel Security Criteria, Editor Apr 2003

Trends. Espionage And Sex: A Commentary On Personnel Security Criteria, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses one aspect of sexual orientation – homosexuality - in a security and intelligence context.


Trends. Social Cognition And The Legal Adjudication Of Terrorism Cases, Editor Apr 2003

Trends. Social Cognition And The Legal Adjudication Of Terrorism Cases, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses the impact of terrorism on the justice system and security.


Trends. Disclosure Of Post-9-11 Arrestees And Maslow’S Hierarchy Of Needs, Editor Nov 2002

Trends. Disclosure Of Post-9-11 Arrestees And Maslow’S Hierarchy Of Needs, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses the Maslowian hierarchy of needs in the context of 9-11 terrorist attacks and the relationship between executive and judicial branches of American government.


The Societal Costs Of Surveillance: An Alternative View On Civil Liberties Constraints, Editor Sep 2002

The Societal Costs Of Surveillance: An Alternative View On Civil Liberties Constraints, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article explores some psychological phenomena bearing on the consequences of civil liberties constraints.


Trends. Personnel Security In An Age Of Terrorism With Global Reach, Editor Sep 2002

Trends. Personnel Security In An Age Of Terrorism With Global Reach, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses what an appropriate level of commitment to a security bureaucracy might look like.


Trends. Husbands, Wives, And Terrorism: The Validity Of Beliefs And The Threat Of Interpretive Strategies, Editor Aug 2002

Trends. Husbands, Wives, And Terrorism: The Validity Of Beliefs And The Threat Of Interpretive Strategies, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses threat assessment via linguistic analysis.


Trends. Fetishism, Secrecy, And Security, Editor May 2002

Trends. Fetishism, Secrecy, And Security, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the Federation of American Scientists’ Secrecy News and how it characterized the Bush Administration’s stance towards the President’s Daily Brief as “fetishism.”


Trends. Personnel Security And Counterintelligence: No Evidence Of Racial Bias As Racism, Editor Aug 2001

Trends. Personnel Security And Counterintelligence: No Evidence Of Racial Bias As Racism, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the concepts of race and racial bias in the context of espionage investigations carried out by the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).


Trends. Border Security Legislation, Terrorism-Sponsoring Nations, And Evil, Editor Jun 2001

Trends. Border Security Legislation, Terrorism-Sponsoring Nations, And Evil, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The IBPP editor discusses limiting temporary visas for visitors from alleged terrorism-sponsoring nations as a way of "tightening" the security of national borders.


Trends. Commentary On The January 16, 2001 Secrecy News Item "Rumsfeld Commission Calls For Anti-Satellite Tests.", Editor Jan 2001

Trends. Commentary On The January 16, 2001 Secrecy News Item "Rumsfeld Commission Calls For Anti-Satellite Tests.", Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

IBPP comments on a SECRECY NEWS article from January 2001, which discussed Donald Rumsfeld's call for anti-satellite tests based on what the SECRECY NEWS authors considered unsubstantiated claims that there was a "virtual certainty" of future hostilities in space.


Trends. Homosexual Politics And Security: The American Psychological Association (Apa) Brief Of Amicus Curiae No. 99-699, Editor Aug 2000

Trends. Homosexual Politics And Security: The American Psychological Association (Apa) Brief Of Amicus Curiae No. 99-699, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the American Psychological Association's (APA's) brief of amicus curiae, which the APA submitted in order to provide a context for the Supreme Court of the United States to review the policy of the Boy Scouts of America and Monmouth Council, Boy Scouts of America, which involved the Boy Scouts, homosexuality, and claims about discrimination against homosexuals.


The Political Psychology Of Abortion: Some Implications Of Free Choice, Editor Jul 2000

The Political Psychology Of Abortion: Some Implications Of Free Choice, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes some logical implications of a "free choice" position on abortion public policy.


The Evaluation Of Education Systems: Insecurity Through Testing?, Editor Jul 2000

The Evaluation Of Education Systems: Insecurity Through Testing?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes some fallacies in a common approach to employing the testing of students in evaluating education systems.


Trends. Can One Be Against The Withdrawal Of An Occupying Force? The Case Of Israel And Editor: Southern Lebanon, Editor May 2000

Trends. Can One Be Against The Withdrawal Of An Occupying Force? The Case Of Israel And Editor: Southern Lebanon, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the potential political and military ramifications of Israel withdrawing its occupying forces from Southern Lebanon.


State Security And Affairs Of State, Editor May 2000

State Security And Affairs Of State, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article elaborates on an intractable conflict among two types of security Issues facing a foreign ministry.


Trends. Syria, Israel, And The Power Of Money, Editor Jan 2000

Trends. Syria, Israel, And The Power Of Money, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article the political psychology and role of aid in the Middle East, focusing on the conflict between Israel and Syria.