Below are brief introductions to current projects within PsySR’s Program on Violence, War, and Their Alternatives, along with links for those interested in more information about how to get involved.
In some cases, participation in projects is limited to PsySR members only; in other instances, PsySR works with outside organizations to pursue projects of mutual concern. If you have an idea for a new PsySR project, you can learn more about how to submit a member-initiated project proposal HERE.
PsySR's Neuroethics Project focuses on gaining better understanding and raising awareness of ethical issues involved in applications of artificial intelligence and neuroscientific research, such as the development of fully autonomous weapons, advanced interrogation and deception techniques, surveillance techniques and neuromarketing. Learn More »
Since its creation over 25 years ago in the early 1980s, PsySR has been actively engaged in efforts to promote global nuclear disarmament. This commitment to using psychological knowledge to help prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons remains an urgent area of focus today. Learn More »
Close the School of the Americas
PsySR is engaged in various activism and education efforts in support of the School of the Americas Watch (SOAW). SOAW is an independent organization that seeks to close the U.S. Army School of the Americas (renamed the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation) -- implicated in a long history of serious human rights abuses -- through vigils and fasts, demonstrations and nonviolent protest, as well as media and legislative work. More information about the SOA torture manuals and PsySR's activities in this area is available HERE.