Game of Drones

An employee of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency crashed a DJI Phantom 1 into the lawn of the White House about 3:00 a.m. Monday, January 26th.  Alcohol may have been involved.  The mangled wreck was all that remained of the $479 drone, save for the panic it created among Secret Service personnel charged with guarding the… Continue reading

It’s Still All About the Money: Learned Helplessness and Greed (Part 3)

Mitchell Jessen and Associates In 2005, Mitchell Jessen and Associates was formed, with offices in Spokane and Reston, Virginia and included five additional shareholders, four of them from the military’s SERE program. David Ayers, Randall Spivey, James Sporleder, Roger Aldrich, , a legendary military survival trainer and Joseph Matarazzo, formed the core of the company…. Continue reading

It’s Still All About the Money: Learned Helplessness and Greed (Part 2)

Psychological Warfare Psychology has had a place in the military for decades, so it is not particularly surprising that a psychological theory developed to help us understand and treat depression was used in a military context. One area in which contributions of psychologists is well known is in preparing personnel for the abuse they might… Continue reading