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Global Media Wars: The Ironic Prescience Of George Orwell, Editor 2018 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Global Media Wars: The Ironic Prescience Of George Orwell, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes similar psychologies among people who intend to tell the truth and those who intend to lie. It posits the writings of George Orwell on political communication as relevant today as back in the 1940s.


Tortured Policies On Torture: Notes From The House Of The Dead?, Editor 2018 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Tortured Policies On Torture: Notes From The House Of The Dead?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes issues needing to be resolved before policies on the use of enhanced interrogation techniques including torture are developed, implemented, and assessed.


Counterterrorist Profiling, The Self, And The Problem Of Open And Quiet Skies, Editor 2018 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Counterterrorist Profiling, The Self, And The Problem Of Open And Quiet Skies, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

Psychological profiling supporting counterterrorism may be based on an invalid presumption.


National Security And Education: What Is Graduating College Worth?, Editor 2018 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

National Security And Education: What Is Graduating College Worth?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

There are newly shared positive correlations between genetics and college graduation. Although higher education including college graduation has national security import, social policy implications based on such data are less clear.


Fake News: Is Truth Really Under Attack?, Editor 2018 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Fake News: Is Truth Really Under Attack?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

Attacking fake news may be as fake as fake news. Or so suggests Western epistemology.


Who’S Running The World? Psychological Assessment Of Political Leaders, Editor 2018 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Who’S Running The World? Psychological Assessment Of Political Leaders, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

Should psychological assessment techniques be applied to global political leaders with the results conveyed to general publics worldwide? These techniques may not yet be ready for prime time.


The Political Nature Of Defense Policy In Congress, Timothy Welter 2018 University of Missouri, St. Louis

The Political Nature Of Defense Policy In Congress, Timothy Welter

Dissertations

Is defense policy more collegial than other policy issues addressed by Congress? More specifically, what are the institutional and political motives which drive a majority of the members of Congress to consistently transcend partisanship in order to pass defense focused legislation into law?

The purpose of this study was to test whether or not the consideration of defense policy in the House of Representatives is unique in its ability to transcend partisanship. And if so, why?

Hypothesis: The formulation of defense policy in the U.S. House of Representatives is approached with more collegiality than other policy issue areas, mainly ...


Psychological Warfare And The Kingdom Of Shame, Editor 2018 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Psychological Warfare And The Kingdom Of Shame, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

Psychological warfare is commonly referred to as a battle for hearts and minds. But inducing desired behavioral change is more complicated as the psychology of shame illustrates.


Review Of Gaza: An Inquest Into Its Martyrdom, Nubar Hovsepian 2018 Chapman University

Review Of Gaza: An Inquest Into Its Martyrdom, Nubar Hovsepian

Political Science Faculty Articles and Research

A review of Norman G. Finkelstein's Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom, published by University of California Press.


Psychologies Of The Immigration Wars: Can We And Should We Support Diversity?, Editor 2018 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Psychologies Of The Immigration Wars: Can We And Should We Support Diversity?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

As with the global war on terror, there are the immigration wars. What are some psychological foundations?


Polityka Historiczna: Debating Holocaust Remembrance In Poland, Connor Kridle 2018 Chapman University

Polityka Historiczna: Debating Holocaust Remembrance In Poland, Connor Kridle

Voces Novae

On February 6th, 2018, Polish President Andrzej Duda signed “the amendment to The Act on the Institute of National Remembrance,” or as some in the western media called it, Poland’s “Holocaust law.” Such an amendment struck many outside Poland as a surprise act of revisionist history by the far-right, nationalist party in power. This project argues that this amendment must be placed in the greater context of Polish post-communist struggle to form a national narrative that includes the events of the Holocaust.The path to the enactment of the amendment can be traced back over a decade. While its ...


Treason, Treachery, And Betrayal Of Trust: The Psychological Search For The Why, Editor 2018 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Treason, Treachery, And Betrayal Of Trust: The Psychological Search For The Why, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

Treason, treachery, and betrayal of trust constitute a motif of human history. Can scientific psychology help us understand why?


Winning The Disinformation War: Suturing The Soul, Editor 2018 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Winning The Disinformation War: Suturing The Soul, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

In a world of false facts and fake news, what is the crucial psychology underlying what people believe?


Will The Trump-Kim Meeting Go Nuclear? The Role Of First Impressions, Editor 2018 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Will The Trump-Kim Meeting Go Nuclear? The Role Of First Impressions, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

How might the upcoming meeting of U.S. President Donald Trump and D.R.N.K Kim Jong-un be affected by their first impressions of each other? This article describes some findings and implications of relevant psychological research.


The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood And Ikhwanweb: Deliberative Ethic/Voice In A Counterpublic’S Rhetoric?, Soumia Bardhan 2018 Kansas State University

The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood And Ikhwanweb: Deliberative Ethic/Voice In A Counterpublic’S Rhetoric?, Soumia Bardhan

Journal of Public Deliberation

Using counterpublic theory as framework and situating the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood (MB) as a counterpublic, counterpublics being alternative, non-dominant publics who voice their oppositional needs and values through diverse discursive practices, the goal of this study is to: (a) Examine, in the context of the years preceding the 2011 Egyptian uprising, whether the Egyptian MB, as a counterpublic, portrays a deliberative ethic/voice in its cyber rhetoric; (b) Explore whether traditional/Western ideas of deliberation are upheld or challenged in the cyber rhetoric of the Egyptian MB; and (c) Comment on the role of Ikhwanweb, as a counterpublic sphere, in ...


Democracy Transformed: Perceived Legitimacy Of The Institutional Shift From Election To Random Selection Of Representatives, Simon Pek, Jeffrey Kennedy, Adam Cronkright 2018 Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria

Democracy Transformed: Perceived Legitimacy Of The Institutional Shift From Election To Random Selection Of Representatives, Simon Pek, Jeffrey Kennedy, Adam Cronkright

Journal of Public Deliberation

While democracy remains a firmly-held ideal, the present state of electoral democracy is plagued by growing disaffection. As a result, both scholars and practitioners have shown considerable interest in the potential of random selection as a means of selecting political representatives. Despite its potential, deployment of this alternative is limited by concerns about its perceived legitimacy. Drawing on an inductive analysis of the replacement of elections with random selection in two student governments in Bolivia, we explore stakeholders’ perceptions of the legitimacy of random selection by investigating both their overall support for randomly selecting representatives as well as the views ...


Film Review: First They Killed My Father: A Daughter Of Cambodia Remembers, Timothy Williams 2018 University of Marburg

Film Review: First They Killed My Father: A Daughter Of Cambodia Remembers, Timothy Williams

Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal

No abstract provided.


The Endgame: America’S Exit From Syria, Gray Thompson 2018 Liberty University

The Endgame: America’S Exit From Syria, Gray Thompson

Masters Theses

Ever since the 2011 Arab Spring protests in Syria fueled civil war costing nearly half a million lives to date, the US response has been cautious indecision. Syria became a proxy war with Russia, Iran, Hezbollah, the Turks, ISIS, the Kurds, and the local Syrian opposition all competing to support or oust Assad. All but the Kurds and select Syrian resistance groups opposed America. With billions spent on questionable war efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq, President Obama, the American public, and most of the military establishment were leery of direct US involvement in Syria. Apart from supporting the fight against ...


The Psychopolitics Of Taboo, Editor 2018 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

The Psychopolitics Of Taboo, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article explores the construct of taboo within the contexts of human psychology and politics.


A Challenge To Socio-Ecological Resilience: Community Based Resource Management Organizations’ Perceptions And Responses To Cannabis Cultivation In Northern California, Yvonne Everett 2018 Humboldt State University

A Challenge To Socio-Ecological Resilience: Community Based Resource Management Organizations’ Perceptions And Responses To Cannabis Cultivation In Northern California, Yvonne Everett

Humboldt Journal of Social Relations

Local nonprofit organizations in the Pacific Northwest have stepped up to fill a leadership void in forest management since the Timber Wars of the 1980s and 1990s. Community based resource management groups (CBRM) have focused on stewardship of ecosystem services, and leading efforts to employ local workers to restore forest ecosystems and watershed functions. In Northern California, even as CBRM capacity has grown since the Timber Wars, a new transformative challenge threatens community and landscape adaptive capacity. Cannabis cultivation, which can have significant environmental and social impacts, has become a pervasive economic driver. I used interviews to explore CBRM leaders ...


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