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Methods of Assessing Perspectives on Torture

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Part of the Peace Psychology Book Series book series (PPBS)

Abstract

The chapters in this section of the book describe our findings regarding the ways that ordinary people from around the world reason about and feel about the use of torture by governments. These findings are based on the quantitative and qualitative responses to the rights’ item, “The government has the right to order the torture of prisoners in time of war,” and to the emotional/motivational scenario, “Military officials are torturing somebody suspected of having information about terrorists. What would you want to do?”

Keywords

Moral Disengagement Codeable Unit Personal Involvement Moral Awareness Military Official 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Psychology DepartmentBoston UniversityBostonUSA

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