What constitutes torture?: psychological impediments to an objective evaluation of enhanced interrogation tactics
Psychological science, Volume 22, Issue 5, 2011, Pages 689-694.
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Torture is prohibited by statutes worldwide, yet the legal definition of torture is almost invariably based on an inherently subjective judgment involving pain severity. In four experiments, we demonstrate that judgments of whether specific interrogation tactics constitute torture are subject to an empathy gap: People who are experiencing...More
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