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Welcome to PSYCHOLOGISTS FOR AN ETHICAL APA
On November 9, PEAPA members initiated a movement to coordinate a mass resignation from the American Psychological Association (APA) on the part of APA members who are concerned about APA's actions and policies regarding psychologists' participation in interrogations and detention in extra-legal War on Terror prisons, as well as about APA's unresponsiveness to widespread member efforts to change these policies. PEAPA encourages concerned members to read, sign, and circulate the petition, either by emailing it to friends and colleagues or by circulating this pdf-format letter regarding the petition to help spread the word further, and we thank all who participate for your efforts in this regard.
Originally posted by Bob Sholtz
Scary stuff. It seems that disagreeing with AGW is now deemed a "psychological issue", and if followed through to its logical conclusion, people could be detained indefinetly against their will, labeled "crazies".
Originally posted by '___'omino
CRAP I have a mental disorder -- have they made any drugs to fix this problem yet?
Originally posted by December_Rain
reply to post by Bob Sholtz
Yes it is. If you don't see the climate going worse around you with each passing year, extinction of species, depletion of natural resources, growth in population and pollution then there is something really very wrong with you my friend.
[edit on 17-12-2009 by December_Rain]
Uncertainty – Research has shown that uncertainty over climate change reduces the frequency of “green” behavior.
Mistrust – Evidence shows that most people don’t believe the risk messages of scientists or government officials.
Denial – A substantial minority of people believe climate change is not occurring or that human activity has little or nothing to do with it, according to various polls.
Undervaluing Risks – A study of more than 3,000 people in 18 countries showed that many people believe environmental conditions will worsen in 25 years. While this may be true, this thinking could lead people to believe that changes can be made later.
Lack of Control – People believe their actions would be too small to make a difference and choose to do nothing.
Habit – Ingrained behaviors are extremely resistant to permanent change while others change slowly. Habit is the most important obstacle to pro-environment behavior, according to the report.
Originally posted by Bobbox1980
I think the title of this thread is a little reaching. The APA press release mentions several reasons why the public is not very concerned about climate change.
Denial would probably be the reason that is closest to a mental disorder that they mention. Denial is a major problem.
That said, other reasons mentioned like uncertainty, mistrust, undervaluing risks, lack of control, habit, those do not indicate a mental disorder and the press release does not imply that they do.
Originally posted by kozmo
They're taking a page out of big pharma's playbook... invent illnesses to treat and create even more treatments for the side effects of the primary treatment. They know that the politicians will back them on this without so much as a whimper.