Roy Eidelson is a psychologist who studies, writes about, and consults on the role of psychological issues in political, organizational, and group conflict settings. He is a past president of Psychologists for Social Responsibility, a member of the Coalition for an Ethical Psychology, and the former executive director of Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict at the University of Pennsylvania..
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Worse Than Fiction: America's Overcrowded Cellar The budget debates in Washington, DC and around the country reflect an outrageous lack of political will and courage.
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In Praise of Shared Outrage Shared outrage can help reverse today's extreme inequalities.
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No Place to Hide: Torture, Psychologists, and the APA The role that psychologists and the American Psychological Association (APA) have played in the context of detainee abuse and torture is a pressing concern for everyone committed to human rights. In this 10-minute video, I provide a brief, timely overview of what has unfolded over the past several years and where things stand today.
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How Americans Think About Torture--and Why In recent weeks, new revelations about the harsh interrogation and torture of detainees during the Bush administration years have made headlines and stirred controversy. The positions of prominent advocates and opponents on each side are clear. But what do we know about how the American people in general have come to view the use of torture by the U.S. government?
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On the Road to Change: The Psychology of Progress Any difficult journey towards an important goal needs to be measured from dueling psychological perspectives-one focused on the past and the other focused on the future. Progressives will be challenged by these divergent perceptions as we work for a more just society.
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How To Sell An Indefensible Status Quo How is it that our country's powerful and self-interested defenders of the status quo so consistently succeed at suppressing popular outrage and combating calls for broad-based, progressive social change?
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Martians and Election Day Martians did not really invade the U.S. on October 30, 1938 (Orson Welles' radio adaptation of The War of the Worlds), and McCain-Palin are not really reformist agents of positive change--but will we be fooled?
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Anchors for Progressives The "anchoring effect" in psychology has important implications for how progressives should approach policy debates in this election season.
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Congress Needs A Shot In The Arm The "how" and "why" of White House fear-mongering, and what Congress must do about it.