Psychologist Refuses To Participate In US Torture


After two years of working to reform the position of the American Psychological Association, which supports psychologist participation in the interrogations of detainees at Guantanamo, CIA “black site” prisons, and elsewhere, I realized that I had been pursuing a utopian objective. On January 27th, I penned my resignation to APA. The rationale for my choice is outlined in the resignation letter, which is reproduced here.

–Jeffrey S. Kaye, Ph.D
(Source: AlterNet)

Once upon a time, Dr. Mengele had the same choice to make. Jeffrey Kaye has chosen not to follow in his footsteps.

What will other American psychologists involved in war crimes and torture decide?

Please read his letter of resignation, reproduced in full at the above link.