The Psychology of Spies and Spying: Trust, Treason, Treachery [Audiobook]

The Psychology of Spies and Spying: Trust, Treason, TreacheryAudiobook

English | ASIN: B0BWLYBVRD | 2023 | 8 hours and 14 minutes | [email protected] kbps | 238 MB

The Psychology of Spies and Spying tells the story of the people involved in spying: the human sources (agents) who betray their country or organization, and the professional intelligence officers who manage the collection and reporting process. It provides a rigorous psychological analysis of the personalities and motivations of individuals involved in spying. This audiobook tells the importance of developing trust between agents and handlers, between agencies and their government and--ultimately--the public. It explains how agent handlers, operating in environments of complete secrecy, need to manage dark-side behaviors, because agents are selected for their access to secrets, not for their qualities.
It explains why motivation is rarely simple since it is invariably a combination of many issues. It explains how fiction writers are good at developing plots and the characterization of spies, but few capture the motivation of agents well. Finally, spy gadgets and techniques are also described in detail. Included are 12 agent case studies in which most were motivated by ideology, had significant misfortune in their youth, and offered their services rather than being coerced into betrayal. The Psychology of Spies and Spying promotes the view that, in the world of intelligence, it is trust, not betrayal, that dominates the mindset.

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