Psychological Science and Abu Ghraib

Thursday, June 10th, 2004
8:00 - 9:30 am
(Breakfast will be served)
106 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC

Two distinguished psychological scientists will discuss the recent treatment of Iraqi prisoners in Abu Ghraib from the standpoint of relevant psychological research on individual and group behavior, social context, obedience to authority, military leadership, and personnel selection and training.


“How Can the Science of Human Behavior Help Us Understand Abu Ghraib?”

Steven J. Breckler, PhD
Executive Director for Science
American Psychological Association

“How Can Psychological Research in Military Contexts Help Us Prevent Another Abu Ghraib?”

Kevin R. Murphy, PhD
Professor and Head, Department of Psychology
Pennsylvania State University