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A Statement of Psychological Aspects of Foreign Policy

Source: Newsletter: October 1964-Presidential Message

Position Statement: “The Council issued a statement on foreign policy that discusses the psychological consequences and the resulting dangers of a policy based on “victory” in the Cold War, unlimited development of nuclear arms, and reduction of restraints in the use of such arms

Note: The actual statement has been lost. The SPSSI Council meeting minutes for September of 1964 also make reference to the public statement, but the public statement is not included in the 1964 meeting minutes or supporting documents for the meeting. Specifically, the minutes indicate that “in consultation with Michael Amrine, APA Publicity Office, it was decided not to release the statement in Los Angeles. Subsequently, it was released from SPSSI's Central Office and sent to over 200 newspapers, editors, etc.”