My Chronicle of Higher Education Piece – The Neuroscience of Interrogation: Why Torture Doesn’t Work

I have a piece in Chronicle of Higher Education. It discusses in part the ‘‘bombshell report’ on the American Psychological Association’s ‘independent review of whether there was any factual support for the assertion that APA engaged in activity that would constitute collusion with the Bush administration to promote, support or facilitate the use of “enhanced” interrogation techniques by the United States in the war on terror.’

The report is a staggering piece of work, and has been the subject of much comment (Spencer Ackerman is a great source, but also for many, many more stories).

Here’s my opener:

The Neuroscience of Interrogation: Why Torture Doesn’t Work

The abuses of power and process at the American Psychological Association, reported in an independent review that was disclosed last week, are an ethical debacle. They are also a scientific debacle, because study after study shows that torture doesn’t work.

Here are some tweets:

My book, Why Torture Doesn’t Work: The Neuroscience of Interrogation is available for pre-order on Amazon.

Author: Shane O'Mara


3 thoughts on “My Chronicle of Higher Education Piece – The Neuroscience of Interrogation: Why Torture Doesn’t Work

  1. I want to read your piece in the Chronicle of Higher Education but your hyperlink just leads to the main page – sorry for being dim but could you share the specific link to your piece as I am having trouble finding it.

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