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When I graduated, oppositional defiance disorder had yet to be ‘discovered’. Borderline personality disorder, autism/Asperger’s syndrome, and ADHD were still obscure footnotes. Today, mental disorders dominate explanations for ‘problem’ behaviour. Explanations from mainstream...

When war erupts and disasters hit communities, children and young people are often deeply vulnerable. They can become displaced, and in the chaos many are subject to horrific abuse – even by some who are sent to help them. The...

In the June issue (Letters), Dr Peter Lee commented on my February article ‘...

Professor Albert Bandura (‘Disengaging morality from robotic war’, February 2017) offers crucial and provocative insights into the mechanisms of moral disengagement, most...

Military drones have become the preferred weapons system in counterterrorism on the route toward robotisation of warfare. Drones were originally designed for extended surveillance of combatants and their military operations. The United States weaponised the drones and...

I write in response to a letter, by Fiona Butcher and others, and ‘5 minutes with Karen...

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Professor Karen Carr, Chartered Psychologist and Director of Thinkwell Training, is one of a group of psychologists hoping to garner support for a new Defence and Security Section within the British Psychological Society. We spoke to her about the goals and potential...

The British Psychological Society (BPS) works to increase the influence of psychology in society, and there is no higher priority for any society than its defence and security. Every member of our community is affected by the many ongoing security challenges, including...

The movie Eye in the Sky focuses on a political, legal, and moral predicament in which a hardened British colonel is the commander of an international mission to capture al Shabaab terrorists in Nairobi, Kenya. The mission is complicated when terrorists are...