Subjective Meaning of Torture as a Predictor in Post-Torture Psychological Response

Paker, M. (2000). Subjective Meaning of Torture as a Predictor in Post-Torture Psychological Response. Dissertation Project. New York: New School for Social Research. EXTENDED ABSTRACT Introduction Despite many efforts launched by international and national organizations, state-sponsored torture remains to be the most commonly used form of organized political

Comparison of Classical and Hermeneutical Psychoanalyses on Their Views of Past

Paker, M. (1997). Klasik ve yorumsamacı psikanalizlerin “geçmişe bakışları açısından karşılaştırılması [Comparison of classical and hermeneutical psychoanalyses on their views of the past]. Toplum & Bilim [Society & Science], 72, 102-127 [In Turkish with English Abstract]. Abstract The assumption that our past determines/shapes our current situation is generally accepted not only

Psychological preparedness for trauma as a protective factor in survivors of torture

Basoglu, M., Mineka, S., Paker, M., Aker, T., Livanou, M., & Gok, S. (1997). Psychological preparedness for trauma as a protective factor in survivors of torture. Psychological Medicine, 27, 1421-1433. ABSTRACT Examined the role of "psychological preparedness" for trauma in post-traumatic stress responses in survivors of torture. 34

Appraisal of self, social environment, and the state authority as a possible mediator of posttraumatic stress disorder in tortured political activists

Basoglu, M., Paker, M., Ozmen, E., Tasdemir, O., Sahin, D., Ceyhanli, A., Incesu, C., & Sarimurat, N. (1996). Appraisal of self, social environment, and the state authority as a possible mediator of posttraumatic stress disorder in tortured political activists. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 105:2, 232-236. ABSTRACT This study

Severity of trauma as predictor of long-term psychological status in survivors of torture

Basoglu, M. & Paker, M. (1995). Severity of trauma as predictor of long-term psychological status in survivors of torture. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 9:4, 339-350. Abstract Severity of trauma as a predictor of long-term psychological functioning was examined in 55 tortured political ex-prisoners in Turkey. The assessments included

Factors Related to Long-term Traumatic Stress Responses in Survivors of Torture in Turkey

Basoglu, M., Paker, M., Ozmen, E., Tasdemir, O, Sahin, D. (1994). Factors related to long-term traumatic stress responses in survivors of torture in Turkey. Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA), 272:5, 357-363. Abstract Objective.  —To examine factors related to long-term psychological functioning in political ex-prisoners who had been subjected

Psychological Effects of Torture: A Comparison of Tortured With Nontortured Political Activists in Turkey

Basoglu, M., Paker, M., Paker, O., Ozmen, E., Marx, I., Incesu, C., Sahin, D., & Sarımurat, N. (1994). Psychological effects of torture: A comparison of tortured with non-tortured political activists in Turkey. American Journal of Psychiatry, 151, 76-81.   Abstract Objective: The aim ofthe study was to investigate the

A controlled study on the predictors of torture-related chronic post-traumatic stress disorder among political torture survivors

Paker, M. (1992). A controlled study on the predictors of torture-related chronic post-traumatic stress disorder among political torture survivors. Unpublished MA thesis. Istanbul, Turkey: Bogazici University.   Abstract The aims of this study are a) to conduct a comparative survey of the psychological disturbances (particularly post-traumatic stress disorder -

Psychological effects of torture: An empirical study on tortured and non-tortured non-political prisoners

Paker, M., Paker, O., & Yuksel, S. (1992). Psychological effects of torture: An empirical study on tortured and non-tortured non-political prisoners. In M. Basoglu (Ed.), Torture and Its Consequences: Current Treatment Approaches. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. (from the book) presents findings from a recent systematic study of