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APA Communicates Stance on Torture and Interrogations

Over the past 20 years, the American Psychological Association (APA) has adopted a series of resolutions regarding its absolute and emphatic prohibition against psychologist participation in any form of torture.

These resolutions were passed in 1985, 1986, 2005, 2006, and 2007, always making it clear that it is unethical for a psychologist to participate in torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment in any setting for any purpose.

On their Web site, APA has answered “frequently asked questions” regarding their policies and positions of this topic. To view the “frequently asked questions,” click here.