The Military Uses and Abuses of Psychology

Book details

ISBN: 9780140223002
Published: 1978


An account of the psychological research – much of it secret – carried out by military authorities in America, Britain, Israel, Australia – even Russia – during the Cold War and the Vietnam War, in fields such as interrogation, torture, riflemanship, sabotage, propaganda, tactics. After it was published, it became required reading in the Pentagon.

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New Scientist