The Coalition for an Ethical Psychology is dedicated to putting psychology on a firm ethical foundation in support of social justice and human rights. The Coalition has been in the lead of efforts to remove psychologists from torture and abusive interrogations.

Jean Maria Arrigo

Jean Maria Arrigo, Ph.D., is an independent social psychologist and oral historian. As a member of the Coalition, she principally brings military and intelligence perspectives to Coalition activities and augments the historical record of contemporary psychological ethics in the national security system.

Dr. Arrigo established the Ethics of Intelligence and Weapons Development Oral History Collection (2004) at Bancroft Library, U.C. Berkeley; the Intelligence Ethics Collection (2005) at Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford University; and the APA PENS Debate Collection (2010) in the Human Rights Initiative of the Archives of the University of Colorado at Boulder. In 2006 she co-founded the International Intelligence Ethics Association.

Dr. Arrigo served on the 2005 APA PENS Task Force and in 2008 initiated an interview series for PsySR’s Psychology and Military Intelligence Casebook on Ethics of Interrogation, Training, Treatment, and Research. She is the recipient of the 2009 Southwest Oral History Association Mink Award and the 2009 Anthony J. Marsella Prize for the Psychology of Peace and Social Justice.

Included among her relevant publications and other contributions are the following: