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(p. 182) Out of ORBIT 

(p. 182) Out of ORBIT
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(p. 182) Out of ORBIT
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Laurence J. Alison

and Emily K. Alison

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780197545959.003.0009
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date: 27 January 2021

This chapter focuses on the complex history that psychologists have had with involvement in interrogations and the how psychologists might continue to work in this field. It discusses the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA’s) controversial MKUltra program, which was designed to explore brainwashing techniques and the various influential people associated with it. The chapter then outlines the potential ethical issues surrounding psychologists’ involvement in interrogations and the principles within which ORBIT must be used. The chapter concludes with a discussion of where research on interrogation might head next.

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