Intelligence Tradecraft and Cognitive Warfare
Cyber Psychological Operations - Cyber PSYOPs
Psychological operations, or PSYOP, are activities designed to influence individuals' or groups' behaviors, emotions, and attitudes. We see psyops used in marketing, public relations, politics, warfare, and therapeutic contexts. While ethical guidelines strongly discourage manipulation, understanding PSYOP can illuminate how messages influence audiences and promote understanding, empathy, and positive behavior change.