Psychological Constructs Related to Espionage

Often, the manifestations of psychopathology are related to the motivation behind and behavior involved in acts of espionage. In this assignment, you will have the opportunity to explore what specific psychopathologies may be common to these acts. Keep in mind that the presence of a certain psychopathology in one spy is not indicative of its presence in all spies.

Tasks:

Using at least two scholarly resources from the professional literature, research psychopathology related to acts of espionage. The literature may include the Argosy University online library resources; relevant textbooks; peer-reviewed journal articles; and websites created by professional organizations, agencies, or institutions (.edu, .org, or .gov).

Create a 2- to 4-page paper responding to the following:

  • Identify at least two psychopathologies that have been correlated to acts of espionage, treason, or disloyalty.
  • Describe the psychopathologies you researched related to acts of espionage and explain how these psychopathologies can motivate one to spy, in your own words.

Give reasons in support of your responses.

 

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