Torture, is the purposeful use of physical and/or psychological pain to control the victim and/or fulfill some needs of the perpetrator.
The psychology of torture refers to the psychological processes underlying all aspects of torture including the relationship between the perpetrator and the victim, the immediate and long-term effects, and the political and social institutions that influence its use.
Torture has been a brutal reality for many unfortunate people. But the most unsettling fact about torture’s brutality isn’t its existence, but the way people have injected a perverted sense of creativity (and even pleasure) into the creation of devices designed to inflict pain.
To prove our point here are the 25 most brutal torture techniques ever devised:
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