In light of its problematic response to US torture, the APA established an independent ethics commission, members include our Leonard Rubenstein, which has issued its findings

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Was the Central Intelligence Agency’s post-9/11 “enhanced interrogation” program an instance of human experimentation?

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Revelations about the C.I.A. practices, which were a radical departure for the United States, set off global denunciations and bitter divisions at home. They led to an eventual ban on the techniques and a prohibition by the American Psychological Association against members’ participation in national security interrogations

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“The view of the medical profession is so clear now,” said Leonard Rubenstein of the Berman Institute for Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University. “There is no ambiguity anymore about what the rules are.”

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The United States military has sharply curtailed the use of psychologists at the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, in response to strict new professional ethics rules of the American Psychological Association, Pentagon officials said

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Prof. Leonard Rubenstein calls for an end to psychologists’ participation in DOD interrogations in a letter to The New York Times

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Leonard Rubenstein: “Now that the basis for opinions by the American Psychological Association that psychologists may ethically participate in counterterrorism interrogations has been exposed as the product of collusion and bad faith, the Defense Department must end the practice.”

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In November 2014, the Board of Directors of the American Psychological Association (APA) asked David Hoffman, a former federal prosecutor, to lead an independent review of allegations that the APA colluded with government officials to sanction the use of interrogation techniques tantamount to torture

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