Richard W. Bloom

Professor of Social Sciences
Behavioral & Social Sciences Dept
Prescott College of Arts & Sciences
Prescott campus

Office Hours

MWF: 3:00pm-5:00pm, TTH: 1:25pm-2:40pm


  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology, Kent State University
  • M.A. - Master of Arts in Psychology, New School for Social Research
  • B.A. - Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Columbia University

  • PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 306: Psychology of Decept Detection
  • SIS 565: Strategic Counterintelligence

HON 350 Seminar in Applied Philosophy

HU 341 World Philosophy

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

PSY 306 Psychology of Deception Detection

PSY 313 Personality and Profiling

PSY 350 Social Psychology

PSY 365 Abnormal Psychology

SIS 315 Studies in Global Intelligence I

SIS 325 Foundations of Terrorism

SIS 335 Counterintelligence

SIS 199, 299, 399, 499 Special Topics in Global Security and Intelligence Studies

SIS 565 Strategic Counterintelligence: Deception, Espionage, and Active Measures

SS 299, 399, 499 Special Topics in the Social Sciences


Bloom, R. W. (Submitted for publication).  Can psychology hurt people ethically?  [Reviews of Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control.  Steven Kinzer. // Operational Psychology: A New Field To Support National Security and Public Safety.  Mark Staal & Sally Harvey (Eds.)].  History of Psychology.   


Bloom, R. W.  (in press).  Still crazy after all these years.  [Review of Psychiatry and Its Discontents.  Andrew Scull].  American Journal of Psychology.


Bloom, R. W.  (in press).  Airport security.  Encyclopedia of Transportation.  Amsterdam, Netherlands.  


Bloom, R. W.  (Winter 2019).  Psychology's mismeasurement still mismeasured.  [Review of The Mismeasure of Minds: Debating Race and Intelligence between Brown and The Bell Curve.  Michael E. Staub].  American Journal of Psychology, 132(4).


Bloom, R. W.  (Summer 2019).  In search of the tell-tale heart.  [Review of Detecting Concealed Information and Deception: Recent Developments.  J. P. Rosenfeld].  American Journal of Psychology, 132(2)


Bloom, R. W.  (Spring 2019).  On making people.  [Review of Behavioral Analysis.  M. M. Houck].  American Journal of Psychology, 132(1).


Bloom, R. W.  (Fall 2018).  Secret investigations wanting extra perception.  [Review of The Secret History of the U.S. Government’s Investigations into Extrasensory Perception and Psychokinesis.  A. Jacobsen].  American Journal of Psychology, 131(3).    


Bloom., R.  W.  (August 8, 2018).  Aviation security: Does size matter?  The Globe Post.  https://theglobepost.com/2018/08/08/tsa-airport-security.


Bloom, R. W. (2017). And the discussion continues. [Review of the book Philosophy and Psychiatry: Problems, Intersections, and New Perspectives.  D. D. Moseley & G. Gala]. PsycCRITIQUES, 62(1).


Bloom, R. W. (2017). Beyond good and evil. Review of Enhanced Interrogation: Inside the Minds and Motives of the Islamic Terrorists Trying to Destroy America. PsycCRITIQUES, 62(25). http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0040858.


Bloom, R. W. (2017). A gun in your pocket, and you’re not glad to see me?  [Review of film Miss Sloane]. PsycCRITIQUES, 62(11). http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0040763


Bloom, R. W.  (2016).  A bull market, but whose bull is being gored?  [Review of The Psychology of Radicalization and Terrorism].  PsycCRITIQUES, 61(15).  http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0040244


Bloom, R. W.  (2015).  Can we talk?  [Review of Psychotherapy Case Formulation].  PsycCRITIQUES, 60(51).   http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0039981


Bloom, R. W.  (2015).  The D work in a D world.  [Review of Detecting Deception: Current Challenges and Cognitive Approaches].  PsycCRITIQUES, 60(32).  http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0039475


Bloom, R. W.  (2015).  Ain’t that peculiar?  Peculiar as can be.  [Review of The Personality of Henry Cavendish—A Great Scientist with Extraordinary Peculiarities].  PsycCRITIQUES, 60(8).  http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0038831


Bloom, R. W.  (2015).  (Chair).  Narcotics smuggling operations as portal for introduction of terrorist devices into commercial aviation aircraft.  Annual Meeting, Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC. 


Bloom, R. W.  (2015).  (Chair).  Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Implications for applied research in security, emergency management, and safety.  Annual Meeting, Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC. 


Bloom, R. W.  (2014).  Dying to touch the face of God.  [Review of Aeromedical Psychology].  PsycCRITIQUES, 59(16).  http://psycnet.apa.org/critiques/59/16/3.html.

Bloom, R. W.  (2014).  Leads on leadership.  [Review of The Psychology of Human Leadership: How To Develop Charisma and Authority].  PsycCRITIQUES, 59(21).  http://psycnet.apa.org/critiques/59/21/1.html.

Bloom, R. W.  (2014).  Perversion or version of virtue?  [Review of The Perversion of Virtue: Understanding Murder-Suicide].  PsycCRITIQUES, 59(33).  http://psycnet.apa.org/critiques/59/33/9.html.

Bloom, R. W.  (2014).  Federal roles in air travel disease mitigation.  (Panel Chair).  93rd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board.  Washington, DC.    

Bloom, R. W.  (2014).  Annual Meeting.  (Chair).  Aviation Security and Emergency Management Committee.  93rd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board.  Washington, DC.    

Bloom, R. W.  (2013).  Can problem solving courts solve?  [Review of Problem Solving Courts: Social Science and Legal Perspectives].  PsycCRITIQUES, 58(49), http://apa.org/psyccritiques.

Bloom, R. W.  (2013).  When gravity shall set you free.  [Review of the film Gravity].  PsycCRITIQUES, 58(47), http://apa.org/psyccritiques.

Bloom, R. W., Kirk-Moyer, J., & Wrona, N.  (July-August 2013).  Emergency management and business continuity with commercial aviation.  TR NEWS, 287, 30-31.   

Bloom, R. W.  (2013).  La petite madeleine is not so petite.  [Review of the film The Perks of Being a Wallflower].  PsycCRITIQUES, 58(30), http://www.apa.org/psyccritiques.

Bloom, R. W.  (2013).  That was no rabbit; that was my life.  [Review of the film Seven Psychopaths].  PsycCRITIQUES, 58(13), http://www.apa.org/psyccritiques.

Bloom, R. W.  (2013).  Foundations of psychological profiling: Terrorism, espionage, and deception.  CPC Press.

Bloom, R. W. (September 11, 2012). Risk based security: Making the concepts a reality. Invited presentation at the Airports Council International-North America World Conference. Calgary, Canada.

Bloom, R. W. (July 11, 2012). Counterterrorism experts discuss reforming transportation security. Testimony before the House Homeland Security Committee, Transportation Security Subcommittee. Washington, DC. http://www.c-span.org/Events/Counterterrorism-Experts-Discuss-Reforming-Transportation-Security/10737432208.

Bloom, R. W. (July 5, 2012). Strategic security challenges: Global aviation and cargo industry. Keynote presentation at the Joint Conference on Enhancing Air Cargo Security and Facilitation: Synergy Through Cooperation. International Civil Aviation Organization, World Customs Organization, Singapore Ministry of Transport, Singapore Customs. Singapore.

Bloom, R. W. (2012). Knowledge on knowledge and deception. [Review of Memory detection: Theory and application of the Concealed Information Test]. PsycCRITIQUES, 57(15). http://psycnet.apa.org/critiques/57/15/4.html.

Bloom, R. W. (2011). Airport security: Which poses the greater threat-passengers or air cargo? TR NEWS, 275, 31-36.

Bloom, R. W. (August 23, 2011). (Chairperson). Panel: Assessment of Threat, Vulnerability and Risk: The Knowns and Unknowns. 2011 Transportation Hazards and Security Summit: Looking Beyond the 10th Anniversary of 9/11. Irvine, California.

Bloom, R. W. (August 22, 2011). (Chairperson). Panel: Aviation Security, The Evolution of Best Practices. 2011 Transportation Hazards and Security Summit: Looking Beyond the 10th Anniversary of 9/11. Irvine, California.

Bloom, R.W. (2011). Minding Facebook. [Review of Facebook and philosophy: What's on your mind?]. PsycCRITIQUES, 56(27), http://www.apa.org/psyccritiques.

Bloom, R. W. (2011). A leap of faith. [Review of The self-organizing social mind]. PsycCRITIQUES, 56(11), http://www.apa.org/psyccritiques.

Bloom, R.W. (January 25, 2011). (Chairperson). Panel, 2011-A Transportation Security Retrospective. Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington, DC.

Bloom, R.W. (January 25, 2011). (Chairperson). Panel, A Meta-Evaluation of Behavior Detection Programs. Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington, DC.

Bloom, R. W. (January 24, 2011). Cybersecurity: The insider threat. Presentation for the panel, Cybersecurity strategies-Keeping our nation safe from manmade and natural cyber events. Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington, DC.

Bloom, R. W. (2010). What can we know about managing knowledge? [Review of Complexity and knowledge management: Understanding the role of knowledge in the management of social networks]. PsycCRITIQUES, 55(48), http://www.apa.org/psyccritiques.

Bloom, R.W. (July/August 2010). Under the volcano: The Eyjafjallajökull eruptions, globalization, and lessons learned. TR NEWS, 26-27.

Bloom, R.W. (July/August 2010). Fear of flying: Globalization, security, and terrorism. TR NEWS, 21-27.

Bloom, R. W. (2010). Truth and trust: trek or trick? [Review of Deception: From Ancient empires to Internet dating]. PsycCRITIQUES, 55(7), http://www.apa.org/psyccritiques.

Bloom, R. W. (January 7, 2010). Transcript: Enhanced airport security. New Hampshire Public Radio. http://www.nhpr.org/node/28565.

Bloom, R.W. (January 6, 2010). Transcript: Aviation terrorism. CNN.com. http://edition.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1001/06/ec.01.html

Bloom, R. W. (December 28, 2009). What's missing in airport security? Room for debate.  Blog: The New York Times. http://roomfordebate.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/12/28/whats-missing-in-airport-security/

Bloom, R. W. (December 28, 2009). How should the U.S. fight air security threats? PBS NewsHour. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/terrorism/july-dec09/airsecurity_12-28.htm.

Bloom, R. W. (2009). Assessing the dark side. [Review of The evaluation of child sexual abuse allegations: A comprehensive guide to assessment and testimony]. PsycCRITIQUES, 54(29), http://www.apa.org/psyccritiques.

Bloom, R. W. (2009). Biography from the bully pulpit. [Review of Richard Rorty: The making of an American Philosopher]. PsycCRITIQUES, 54(23), http://www.apa.org/psyccritiques.

Bloom, R. W. (2009). Are we too conflicted to understand conflict? [Review of Understanding conflict and conflict analysis]. PsycCRITIQUES, 54(14), http://www.apa.org/psyccritiques.

Bloom, R. W. (February 23, 2009). A government primer: What good people should know about detecting bad people. Government Security News, http://www.gsnmagazine.com

Bloom, R. W. (January 27, 2009). The November 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks: Lessons learned for homeland security. Presentation to Arizona Federation of Republican Women, Prescott, Arizona.

Bloom, R. W. (January 13, 2009). Chairperson. Panel on Contemporary Issues in Aviation Security. Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC.

Bloom, R. W. (2008). A promising analysis. [Review of Promises, oaths, and vows: On the psychology of promising]. PsycCRITIQUES, 53(33), http://www.apa.org/psyccritiques.

Bloom, R. W. (2008). Getting safer. [Review of Saving lives: The S.A.F.E. model for resolving hostage and crisis incident]. PsycCRITIQUES, 53(11), http://www.apa.org/psyccritiques.

Bloom, R. W. (2008). Brain and heart on fire. [Review of The political brain: The role of emotion in deciding the fate of the nation]. PsycCRITIQUES, 53(2), http://www.apa.org/psyccritiques.

Bloom, R. W. (September 19, 2007). Profiling, human reliability, and national security. Presentation to the Association for Intelligence Officers, Arizona Chapter, Phoenix, AZ.

Bloom, R. W. (2007). The terrorism industry: Talking truth to power or seeking power as truth? [Review of The roots of terrorism.] PsycCRITIQUES, 52(13), http://www.apa.org/psyccritiques.

Bloom, R. W. (May 17, 2007). Personnel security and the insider threat. Address presented to the ASIS International Southwest Security Conference 2007, Phoenix, AZ.

Bloom, R. W. (March 2, 2007). Counterterrorism programs, psychology, and the insider threat. Address presented to the Massport Counter-Terrorism for Transportation Conference. Boston, MA.

Bloom, R. W. (February 2, 2007). Criminal and civil adjudication in an age of terror: The psychology of terrorism . Proceedings of the 18th Annual Aviation Law and Insurance Symposium, Orlando, FL.

Bloom, R. W. (2006). Are campus law enforcement administrators ready for behavior pattern recognition? Campus Law Enforcement Journal, 36(6), 17-21.

Bloom, R. W. (November 15, 2006). Practical applications of scientific profiling. Address presented to the ASIS International, Phoenix Chapter, Phoenix, AZ.

Bloom, R. W. (November 1, 2006). A practical dialogue on concessions, concessionaires, and airport security. Address presented at the Annual Meeting of the Airports Council International-North America . Seattle, WA.

Bloom, R. W. (2006) Essential source, inessential read. [Review of Terrorism: Essential primary sources.] PsycCRITIQUES, 51(44), http://www.apa.org/psyccritiques

Bloom, R. W. (2006) Psychology and the law on trial. [Review of Criminal profiling: Developing as effective science and practice and Psychology and the law on trial.] PsycCRITIQUES, 51(34), http://www.apa.org/psyccritiques

Bloom, R. W. (2006) Killing and psychology bound. [Review of Why did they kill? Cambodia in the shadow of genocide.] PsyCRITIQUES, 51(25), http://www.apa.org/psyccritiques

Bloom, R. W. (2006) Syriana as our world. [Review of film Syriana.] PsycCRITIQUES, 51(18), http://www.apa.org/psyccritiques

Bloom, R. W. (2006) Munich: From appeasement to retribution to projection. [Review of film Munich.] PsyCRITIQUES, 51(17), http://www.apa.org/psyccritiques

Bloom, R. W. (2006). Challenging the hyperreality of terrorism. [Review of The sociology and psychology of terrorism: Who becomes a terrorist and why?] PsycCRITIQUES, 51(8), http://www.apa.org/psyccritiques

Bloom, R. W. (2006). Getting grounded after September 11. [Review of On the ground after September 11: Mental health resources and practical knowledge.] PsycCRITIQUES, 51(1), http://www.apa.org/psyccritiques

Bloom, R. W. (April, 8, 2005). A commentary on torture. [Review of The psychological origins of institutionalized torture.] International Bulletin of Political Psychology, 16(3), http://security.pr.erau.edu

Bloom, R. W. (June 27, 2005). Aviation security and national legislation. Address presented to United States Congressional Staffers. Washington, D.C

Bloom, R. W. (July 10, 2005). Only U.S. has ability to defeat terrorism. Arizona Republic. pp. V1-V2

Bloom, R. W. (2005). Who is dying to win? [Review of Dying to win: the logic of suicide terrorism.] PsycCRITIQUES, 50(47), http://www.apa.org/psyccritiques

Bloom, R. W. (2005). Who's in control? [Review of film Control Room.] PsycCRITIQUES, 50(45), http://www.apa.org/psyccritiques

Bloom, R. W. (2005). A next unfolding. [Review of Unfolding social constructionism. PsycCRITIQUES, 50(23), http://www.apa.org/psyccritiques

Bloom, R. W. (2005). Psychology's moral problems as morals problem. [A review of Moral development, self, and identity.] PsycCRITIQUES. 50(11), http://www.apa.org/psyccritiques

Bloom, R. W., & Dess, N. (Eds.). (2003). Evolutionary psychology and violence: A primer for policymakers and public policy advocates. Westport, CT, US: Praeger Publishers/Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc.

Bloom, R. W. (2002). On media violence: Whose facts? Whose misinformation? American Psychologist. 57(6-7), pp. 447-448.

Bloom, R. W.  (2001).  Fairness and socialization  In J. Michie (Ed.). Readers Guide to Social Sciences.  Routledge.  pp. 554-556.

Bloom, R. W. (December, 2000). [Review of Vanishing borders: Protecting the planet in the age of globalization.] International Journal on World Peace, 17(40), 77-79

Bloom, R. W. (November 3, 1999). Can Socratic teachers in higher education remain alive? Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Faculty Symposium on Teaching Effectiveness. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL

Bloom, R. W. (Fall 1999). Does racial profiling have a place in aviation security? The Leader: The Magazine of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Daytona Beach, FL.

Bloom, R. W., & Kahne, S. (July, 1999). New people for new roles in free flight. Paper presented at the 1999 International Federation of Automatic Control Congress, Beijing, People's Republic of China.

Bloom, R. W. (June, 1999). [Review of the book Social origins of our psychoanalytic century. H-Net Reviews, H-Pol@msu.edu.

Bloom, R. W. (1999). Social psychological vulnerabilities of intelligence case officers and agents. In S. Sivasundaram (Ed.). Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Non-linear Problems in Aviation and Aerospace. Vol. 1. Cambridge, UK: European Conference Publications, 127-130

Bloom, R. W. (August, 1998). Popular culture in the service of politics: Little Richard and the wounds of gender representation. Paper presented at the 1998 American Historical Association-Pacific Coast Branch Conference. San Diego, CA

Bloom, R. W. (June 1998). [Review of Americas strategic choices.] H-Net Reviews, H-Pol@msu.edu.

Bloom, R. W. (Spring 1998). Commentary on the motivational psychology of terrorism against transportation systems: Implications for transportation law. Transportation Law Journal, 25, 175-181

Bloom, R. W. (1998). The psychology of information warfare. In C. Cronin, (Ed.). An introduction to military psychology. (pp. 149-174). NY: Simon & Schuster.

Bloom, R. W. (October, 1997). Psychiatric sequelae of virtual reality technology: Sociopolitics and psychology. Address presented at the American Psychiatric Association's Annual Training Institute. Washington, D.C

Bloom, R. W. (September, 1997). World government and black helicopters: Psychological factors affecting support for the United Nations. Taller de Psicologia Politica. Pontifica Universidad Catolica del Peru, a811746@pales.pucp.edu.pe (in English and Spanish [translated by the Universidad Catolica])

Bloom, R. W. (April, 1997). Aviation terrorism as fora for multi-cultural communication. Address presented at the Aviation Communication: A Multi-Cultural Forum, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ.

Bloom, R. W. (March, 1997). Psychiatric applications of virtual reality technology: New Eden, Armageddon, or Bedlam? Paper presented at the Science, Technology, and the 21st Century Symposium. Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma

Bloom, R. W. (1997). Propaganda politica: Perspectiva postmoderna. Psicologia Politica, 15, 95-112. [Translated by Psicologia Politica]

Bloom, R. W. (1997). [Review of Narrative therapy in action.] Contemporary Psychology, 42, 1100-1101

Bloom, R. W. (January, 1997). Psychiatric therapeutic applications of virtual reality technology (VRT): Research prospectus and phenomenological critique. Paper presented at the Medicine Meets Virtual Reality V Conference. University of California, San Diego, Medical School and the California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego. San Diego, CA

Bloom R. W. (August, 1996) . Psychological assessment, safety, and security: A primer for aerospace policymakers. Address presented at the Center for Aerospace Safety Education, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Bloom, R. W. (July, 1993). A critique of psychological reason: The life and afterlife of Malcolm X. Paper presented at the 17th Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology, Cambridge, MA.

Bloom, R. W. (July, 1993). (Chairperson). Political decision making. Symposium conducted at the 17th Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology, Cambridge, MA.

Bloom, R. W. (1993). Examining the psychology of crisis. USAF Medical Service Digest, 44, 19-22.

Bloom, R. W. (1993). The sustenance of military families: A reason to believe. In F. Kaslow (Ed.), The military family in peace and war. NY: Springer Press.

Bloom, R. W. (1993). Psychological evaluations for security clearances, sensitive positions, and special access. Military Medicine, 519-523.

Bloom, R. W. (1992) [Review of Legitimacy and commitment in the military.] Contemporary Psychology, 23(6), 616-617.

Bloom, R. W. (August, 1992) The genetic epistemology of national security decision making. Avenues of collaboration between Divisions 19 (Military Psychology) and Division 48 (Peace Psychology).  Symposium conducted at the 100th Annual Convention of the American Psychology Association, Washington, D. C. (R. Wagner, Chairperson).

Bloom, R. W. (August, 1992) The psychology of power. Presidential address (Division 19 (Military Psychology) presented at the 100th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D. C.

Bloom, R. W. (July, 1992). (Chairperson). Political psychology: Perspective on the Persian Gulf War. Symposium conducted at the Sixteenth Annual Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology, San Francisco, CA.

Bloom, R. W. (1991). Propaganda and active measures. In R. Gal and A.D. Mangelsdorff (Eds.), Handbook of military psychology. London: John Wiley. (pp. 693-710).

Bloom, R. W. (1990). [Review of Radio Warfare]. Military Review, 702, 92.

Bloom, R. W. (August, 1990). The psychology of low intensity conflict. Invited discussant at the 98th Annual Convention of the American Psychology Association, Boston, MA.

Bloom, R. W. (August, 1990). Report from the Philippines: Psychological antecedents and consequences of the December 1989 coup attempt. Invited address at the 98th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Bloom, R. W. (July, 1990). Political psychology: Implications for the concept of stress. Program presented at the 13th Air Force Medical Center, Clark AB, Republic of the Philippines. (Nurses' Continuing Education Credit, State of Florida, 1 contact hour).

Bloom, R. W. (June, 1990). Lectures on terrorism: Definitions, history, psychology, and triage. Program presented at the 13th Air Force Medical Center, Clark AB, Republic of the Philippines. (Nurses' Continuing Education Credit, State of Florida, 4 contact hours).

Bloom R. W. (August, 1989). (Chairperson). Should lesbians and gays be given security clearances by the U.S. Government? Symposium conducted at the 97th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

Bloom, R. W. (August, 1989). (Chairperson). Should paraphiliacs be given security clearances by the U.S. Government? Symposium conducted at the 97th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

Bloom, R. W. (August,1989). An unethical and non-professional approach to standards. Updating ethical and professional practices in military clinical psychology. Symposium conducted at the 97th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA. (J. Smith, Chairperson).

Bloom, R. W. (August, 1989). Enemy images in the Gorbachev era-Ending the Cold War. Symposium conducted at the 97th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA. (R.V. Wagner, Chairperson).

Bloom, R. W. (1989). [Review of An American island in Hitler's Reich: The Bad Nauheim interment]. Military Review, 69(2), 112.

Bloom, R. W. (March, 1989). Security evaluation and counterespionage. Program presented at the United States Army 7th Medical Command Continuing Medical Education Conference, Garmisch, Federal Republic of Germany.

Bloom, R. W. (March, 1989). Counterdisinformation. Program presented at the United States Army 7th Medical Command Continuing Medical Education Conference, Garmisch, Federal Republic of Germany.

Bloom, R. W. (March, 1989). Crisis response management. Program presented at the United States Army, 7th Medical Command Continuing Medical Education Conference, Garmisch, Federal Republic of Germany.

Bloom, R. W. (1989). The pro-Stalinist population segment in the USSR. Perspectives, 10, 1.

Bloom, R. W. (November, 1988). (Chairperson). The behavioral sciences and military readiness. Symposium presented at the 1988 Operational Problems in the USAF Behavioral Sciences, Wichita Falls, TX.

Bloom, R. W. (November, 1988). New directions in counterdisinformation. Address presented at the 1988 Operational Problems in the USAF Behavioral Sciences, Wichita Falls, TX.

Bloom, R. W. (August, 1988). (Chairperson). Psychology and national security affairs. American Psychological Association (Division 19) Preconvention Workshop, Atlanta, GA.

Bloom, R. W., & Smith, M. B. (August, 1988). (Chairpersons). National security affairs: Psychological perspectives. Symposium conducted at the 96th Annual Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA.

Bloom, R. W. (July, 1988). The political psychologist as practitioner. Paper presented at the International Society of Political Psychology, Washington, DC Chapter, Washington, DC.

Bloom, R. W. (June, 1988). Sexual orientation and security: Deviations from the deviant approach. Paper presented at the Department of Defense Personnel Security Research Symposium, Monterey, CA

Bloom, R. W. (June, 1988). Psychological dysfunctions among psychological assessors: Implications for personnel security. Paper presented at the Department of Defense Personnel Security Research Symposium, Monterey, CA.

Bloom, R. W. (April, 1988). The psychology of the torturer. Address presented at the 11th Biannual Symposium, Psychology in the Department of Defense, Colorado Springs, CO.

Bloom, R. W. (February, 1988). Countering espionage: Psychological contributions. Paper presented at the University Seminar in Political Psychology, George Washington University, Washington, DC.

Bloom R. W. (1988). [Review of  No more heroes: Madness and psychiatry in war]. Military Review, 68(3), 90.

Bloom, R. W. (December, 1987). Psychology of terrorism. Address presented at the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD.

Bloom, R. W. (August, 1987). (Chairperson). Psychology and national security affairs. American Psychological Association (Division 19) Preconvention Workshop, New York, NY.

Bloom, R. W. (June, 1987). (Chairperson). Psychology and national security affairs. Symposium presented at the 1987 Operational Problems in the USAF Behavioral Sciences, Wichita Falls, TX.

Bloom, R. W. (March, 1987). Bandura's 'Mechanisms of Moral Disengagement.' Commentary presented at the Psychology of Terrorism Interdisciplinary Research Conference, International Security Studies Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC.

Bloom, R. W. (1987). PSYOP and anti-NATO Scripts. Perspectives, 3(3), 3.

Bloom, R. W . (November, 1986). Psychodynamics of terrorism. Address presented at the 93rd Annual Meeting of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States, San Antonio, TX.

Bloom, R. W .(June, 1986). Psychological contributions to national security policy. Address presented at the 1986 Operational Problems in the Behavioral Sciences Symposium, Wichita Falls, TX.

Bloom, R. W. (April, 1986). A psychological analysis of counterespionage. Address presented at the 10th Biannual Symposium, Psychology in the Department of Defense, Colorado Springs, CO.

Bloom, R. W. (1985). On inoculating for surprise. Air University Review, 36(2), 105.

Bloom, R. W. (August, 1985). The psychology of national security crisis: Problems and solutions. Address presented at the USAF Special Operations School, Hurlburt Field, FL.

Bloom, R. W. (September, 1985). Alcohol abuse: Basic facts, reliability, and espionage. Address presented at the Annual Security Symposium of the Defense Logistics Agency, Cameron Station, VA.

Bloom, R .W.(June, 1985). Perception management and counterterrorism. Paper presented at the 1985 Operational Problems in the USAF Behavioral Sciences, Wichita Falls, TX.

Bloom, R. W. (June, 1985). A psychological analysis of insurgency. Address presented at the USAF Special Operations School, Hurlburt Field, FL.

Bloom, R. W. (1985). Applied psychology and national security: A psychological schema of the Politburo. Unpublished manuscript, National Defense University, Washington, DC.

Bloom, R. W. (1984). Comment on 'Measuring machiavellianism with Mach V: A psychometric investigation.' Journal of Personality Assessment, 48, 26-27.

Bloom, R. W. (1984). Military deception: A clinical psychological analysis. Proceeding of the 9th Symposium: Psychology in the Department of Defense, USAFA-TR-84-2, 15-19.

Bloom, R. W. (June, 1984). The psychology of terrorism: An overview. Paper presented at the 1984 Operational Problems in the USAF Behavioral Sciences Symposium, Wichita Falls, TX.

Bloom, R. W. (1984). Military surprise: Why we need a scientific approach. Air University Review, 35, 17-21

Bloom, R. W. (1984). [Review of Psychic warfare: Threat or illusion?]. Air University Review, 36(1), 106-107.

Bloom, R. W. (1984). Foreign psychological operations: An S&T analysis (U). U.S. Army Scientific and Technical Intelligence Bulletin No AST-266OR-050-84.

Bloom, R. W. (1983). [Review of film An Officer and a Gentleman]. Air University Review, 34, 115-116.

Bloom, R. W. (September, 1983). Perception of threat: A foundation of military readiness. Paper presented at the 1983 Operational Problems in the USAF Behavioral Sciences Symposium, Wichita Falls, TX.

Bloom, R. W. (1982). The interdependence of international affairs: Social psychology as a politico-military tool. Proceedings of the 8th Symposium: Psychology in the Department of Defense, USAFA-TR-82-10-176-181

Bloom, R. W. (1982). Comment on 'Surprise and deception in Soviet military thought: Part 1.' Military Review, 62, 73-74

Bloom, R. W. (1982). Psychological effects of nuclear war. Unpublished manuscript, USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, San Antonio, TX.

Bloom, R. W. (December, 1981). Psychotherapist's misperceptions and misconceptions. Paper presented at the 1981 Operational Problems in the USAF Behavioral Sciences Symposium, San Antonio, TX.

Bloom, R. W. (1980). PSYOP and the role of clinical psychology. Proceedings of the 7th Symposium: Psychology in the Department of Defense. USAFA-TR-80-12, 11-17.

Bloom, R. W. (1980). Comment on 'The authoritarian as measured by a personality scale: Solid citizen or misfit?' Journal of Clinical Psychology, 36, 918-920.

Bloom, R. W. (1980). [Review of A history of psychoanalysis]. Journal of Personality Assessment, 44, 329-331.

Bloom, R. W. (1979). [Review of Psychopathology and politics]. Journal of Personality Assessment, 43, 102-104.

Bloom, R. W. (1979). [Review of The Rorschach: A Comprehensive System: Vol. 2, Current research and advanced interpretation]. Journal of Personality Assessment, 43, 544-546.

Bloom, R. W. (1979) [Review of The nature of psychodynamic interpretation]. Journal of Personality Assessment, 42, 186-187.

Bloom, R. W. (1978). [Review of The development of traditional psychopathology]. Journal of Personality Assessment, 42, 545-547

Bloom, R. W. (1978). The totemic teacher: Theoretical notes. Teaching/Learning Review, 21-23.

Kosataka, A., Wilson, B., Motevalli, V., & Bloom, R. W. (September-October 2011). Aviation security update: Policy, management, technologies, and behavior detection. TR NEWS, 28-33.


Professor Bloom has worked for the United States Government as an intelligence operations manager; intelligence analyst; planner for psychological operations, special plans, and politico-military affairs; and military clinical psychologist.

He has been President of the Military Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association; Chair of the Aviation Security and Emergency Management Committee, Transportation Research Board, National Academies; Contributing Editor for the American Psychological Association's Contemporary Psychology and its PsycCRITIQUES; Editor of The Military Psychologist; Reviewer for the Journal of Personality Assessment; Appointee to the Governor of Arizona's Homeland Security Coordinating Council; and.Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology.

He is a Fellow of the Society of Air Force Clinical Psychologists, Society of Personality Assessment, and Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society.  He also is a member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers.

At Embry-Riddle, Professor Bloom has been Department Chair, Social Sciences; Dean, College of Arts and Sciences; Chief Academic Officer; and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs before returning to a professorship in social sciences.

He carries out and reviews applied research, carries out policy analysis, and provides consultation services on aviation intelligence and security systems; aviation security threat, vulnerability, and risk assessment; terrorism, antiterrorism, and counterterrorism; intelligence collection and analysis, covert action, and counterintelligence; espionage, insider threat, and betrayals of trust; sexuality and personnel security; psychological profiling; psychology of deception detection, interviewing, interrogation, and torture; mental health and war; intelligence and security cultures; and information operations. He also works on the applied philosophy of behavioral/social sciences with security/intelligence applications.  As well, he works on critical theory with applications for the philosophy of science; epistemology; ethics; hermeneutics; exegesis; psychological assessment; literary criticism; and historical, biographical, and autobiographical narrative.

Professor Bloom's scholarship is frequently utilized by international mass media to facilitate understanding of contemporary issues and events.  His International Bulletin of Political Psychology (IBPP) at https://commons.erau.edu/ibpp archives short articles and interviews via keyword searches and tweets via Twitter (@IBPP3).


Certification:

License 183
State of New Mexico Board of Psychologist Examiners, Clinical Psychology (1977-retired as of 2013)

Diploma 3928
American Board of Professional Psychology, Clinical Psychology  (1987-retired as of 2013)