Mental Aspects of Abuse and War

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NPR’s Liane Hansen speaks with Robert Jay Lifton, a visiting professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, about the factors that lead individuals to commit atrocities in a military environment. Lifton has studied the effect of stress on group dynamics, and notes similarities between the prisoner abuse in Iraq and situations in Vietnam, World War II and American penal institutions.

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