This petition has been endorsed by Albert Ellis, Naom Chomsky, and Anatol Rapaport and is sponsored by Science for Peace. It concludes as follows:
We, the undersigned psychologists, petition our regional, national and international professional associations to renounce weapons development and ergonomics, psychological and psycho-pharmaceutical warfare, and all research projects and funding intended to enhance war capabilities. Military support of so-called “pure” research should be seen as misplaced and wasteful at best, deceptive and corrupting at worst. Professional codes of ethics need to be composed, understood — and promoted towards the goal of discouraging military research and development by psychologists. Our associations need to assist those psychologists now working and researching towards preparation for war to move to activities and sponsors that serve the welfare of humanity. Our associations should communicate these concerns to other professional associations and academic communities.Anyone wishing to endorse this petition may write to: Floyd Rudmin, Faculty of Law, Queens University, Kingston,Ontario, K7L 3N6 or Craig Summers, Dept. of Psychology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, P3E 2C6. We hope to publish the next issue of the Bulletin in the spring. Whether you are a member or not, your contribution will be welcome.