A spook’s guide to the psychology of deception
Mind Hacks, Aug 2014
[blog author critiques the information used according to conventional literature on the overarching psychologically-related topics synthesized. He concludes in critiquing the tenor of government-directed psychological operations (and conspiracy theories as well)]
"We tend to think that the secret services are super efficient experts with an infinite budget, but they probably just work like any other organisation. HSOC were probably told to deliver an Online Covert Action Accreditation course with few resources and not enough time and came up with the most sensible thing in the time allowed."