A new ban has been put in place by the American Psychological Association (APA) that will prevent psychologists from assisting in national security interrogations (read: torture).
The ban extends to all interrogations performed in service to the various intelligence agencies, military, foreign governments, and contractors.
According to the APA, the ban will help improve the reputation of the psychological community, as some of the organization’s members had previously been found to have participated in brutal interrogations under the Bush administration.
Our Council voted overwhelmingly to prohibit psychologists from participating in national security interrogations http://t.co/CKUMJsh52v
— APA (@APA) August 8, 2015