The Coalition for an Ethical Psychology is dedicated to putting psychology on a firm ethical foundation in support of social justice and human rights. The Coalition has been in the lead of efforts to remove psychologists from torture and abusive interrogations.

Roy Eidelson

Roy Eidelson, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and president of Eidelson Consulting, where he studies, writes about, and consults on the role of psychological issues in political, organizational, and group conflict settings.

He is also a past president of Psychologists for Social Responsibility -- an international organization of psychologists, other mental health professionals, students, and social justice advocates -- and the former executive director of the Solomon Asch Center for the Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Eidelson is currently an associate director of the Asch Center at Bryn Mawr College.

Among Eidelson's efforts challenging psychologists’ involvement in abusive interrogations are a cartoon about the American Psychological Association's decision not to discipline member John Leso for his involvement in cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment at Guantanamo, and the 10-minute video below, “No Place to Hide: Torture, Psychologists, and the APA.”

"No Place to Hide: Torture, Psychologists, and the APA." This 2009 video offers a brief overview of the disturbing role that psychologists and the American Psychological Association (APA) have played in the context of detainee abuse and torture at Guantanamo Bay and other national security sites.

In addition, here are links to several of Eidelson's recent online essays related to psychologists and torture, as well as other topics: