Deployment Psychology Blog

CDP News: Aug. 26, 2016

Welcome to this week’s edition of CDP News! We like to use this space to review recent happenings in and around the Center for Deployment Psychology, while also looking ahead to upcoming events. It’s hard to believe that we’re getting close to the end of August already. It seems like summer just started and now Labor Day is just around the corner.

Research Update: Aug. 25, 2016

The CDP's weekly research update contains the latest news, journal articles and useful links from around the web. Some of this week's topics include:

● Efficacy of the Mantram Repetition Program for Insomnia in Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Naturalistic Study.
● Thinking or doing? An examination of well-established suicide risk factors within the ideation to action framework.

Staff Perspective: A Brief History of LGB Individuals and the Military (Part 2)

LGB Service members have faced workplace stigma, institutional heterosexism, and discrimination for decades.  In spite of exclusionary policies, LGB persons have long served in the U.S. military. Same-sex behaviors have been prohibited in the military setting as far back as the Revolutionary War. In 1942, the first policies explicitly prohibiting gay and lesbian individuals from joining the military were enacted. While in WWI sodomy laws were the basis for exclusion, WWII focused on exclusion on the basis of “sexual proclivities”. In 1953, President Eisenhower issued executive order 10450 prohibiting federal personnel from participating in “subversive” groups, maintaining that “sexual perversion” presents a security risk.

Staff Perspective: LGB History in Psychology and the Military (Part 1)​