Metin Basoglu's blog on war, torture, and natural disasters

Forthcoming book

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January 27, 2017 • Torture

TORTURE AND ITS DEFINITION IN INTERNATIONAL LAW: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH Edited by METİN BAŞOĞLU To be published by Oxford University Press New York in August 2017 This book presents an interdisciplinary approach to definition of torture by a group of prominent scholars of behavioral sciences, international law, human rights, and public health with internationally recognized… Read More ›

Torture »

Forthcoming book

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TORTURE AND ITS DEFINITION IN INTERNATIONAL LAW: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH Edited by METİN BAŞOĞLU To be published by Oxford University Press New York in August 2017 This book presents an interdisciplinary approach to definition of torture by a group of prominent scholars of behavioral sciences, international law, human rights, and public health with internationally recognized… Read More ›

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Do drone strikes increase risk of revenge attacks? – A behavioral science perspective

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Summary Currently much debate centers on the issue of whether drone strikes radicalize some people and increase the risk of retaliatory attacks. This article addresses this issue by presenting some research data demonstrating that war violence with similar contextual characteristics as drone warfare have certain cognitive and emotional effects (e.g. sense of injustice, anger, outrage,… Read More ›

Earthquakes »

Mental health consequences of disaster in Japan: How reliable are “expert” opinions in the media?

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In my previous post I had pointed to ill-informed comments from mental health professionals about the mental health effects of Japan disaster. I will expand on this issue a bit further by highlighting how “expert” opinion on this issue is plagued by various common misconceptions about earthquake trauma. There are numerous examples of this in… Read More ›

Earthquakes (Turkish) »

Van depremzedelerinin psikolojik tedavisi konusunda Türk Psikologlar Derneği’ne yanıt

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(Psychological treatment of Van earthquake survivors: Reply to Turkish Assocation for Psychologists – English summary not provided) Cumhuriyet gazetesi 9 Aralık 2011 tarihli Bilim ve Teknik ekinde Van depremi ile ilgili bir makalemden bir derleme yaparak bir yazı yayınladı. Bu yazıya Türk Psikologlar Derneği’nden (TPD) aşağıdaki yanıt geldi. “Sayin Basoglu Cumhuriyet gazetesi BT de cikan… Read More ›

Book on Mass Trauma

Book on a mental healthcare model for mass trauma survivors

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