Flipping hand wringing wombles – it’s all in their minds

The New Zealand Psychological Society seem to be a bunch of hand-wring wombles. Apparently a conference for industry has the potential to…well I can’t work it out, see if you can:

The New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPsS) is concerned that the Defence Industry and National Security Forum is to take place in Wellington this month. This event sponsored by Lockheed Martin, currently the world’s largest arms manufacturer, focuses on the buying, selling and marketing of war weapons.

Dr John Fitzgerald, President Elect of the NZPsS says the New Zealand Psychological Society supports the stance taken by Wellington’s mayor Justin Lester to prevent the forum taking place in council-controlled venues. He says that promoting the sale of weapons in a city that declared itself nuclear-free in 1982 contradicts the message that Wellington is a place that promotes peaceful not violent solutions to conflict.

Dr Fitzgerald notes that one of the keynote speakers at the Forum is Sir Peter Gluckman, Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister, and expresses the hope that Sir Peter will use this opportunity to promote ways in which science can assist in avoiding armed conflict.

Dr Fitzgerald says that applying science to the management of climate change and alleviation of poverty and inequality is essential in preventing human conflict.

Background to the New Zealand Psychological Society

The New Zealand Psychological Society is the largest professional association for psychologists in New Zealand. It has over 1200 members and 600 student subscribers and aims to improve individual and community wellbeing by representing, promoting and advancing the scientific discipline and practice of psychology.

Looks like a boilerplate outrage press release with no meaningful information…in other words it’s all in their mind.

 

 


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