Psicología, ética y seguridad nacional: El rol de los psicólogos

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Abusive interrogation and torture at Abu Ghraib in Iraq and Guantanamo Bay in Cuba have raised ethical concerns about the participation of psychologists in interrogation, research, and training associated with the flight against terrorism. This essay describes the evolution and concerns on this debate within the American Psychological Association, including the changes introduced following the referendum of September 2008 that approved a new policy against any involvement of psychologists in interrogation or any other procedures at detention sites. The text includes some references on the struggle against torture under the military regime in Chile (1973-1990) and concludes with some reflections on the role of psychologists, common good and regimes of national security. Copyright 2008 by Psykhe.




Kornfeld Lira, E. (2008). Psicología, ética y seguridad nacional: El rol de los psicólogos. Psykhe, 17(2), 5–16.

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