What Constitutes Torture?

    Loran F. Nordgren
    Loran F. Nordgren
    George Loewenstein
    George Loewenstein

    Psychological Science, Volume 22, Issue 5, 2011, Pages 689-694.

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    tortureempathy gapspain

    Abstract:

    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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