Christie, D. J., Wagner, R. V., & Winter, D. D. (Eds.) (2001). Peace, Conflict, and Violence: Peace Psychology for the 21st Century. Available for Free Download in PDF format!
Visit the December 2007 issue of the Monitor on Psychology. Several members of the Society for the Study of the Peace, Conflict, and Violence are featured!
The Society's journal, Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology (Vol. 11, No. 1) is highlighted in the June 2005 issue of the Monitor on Psychology in an article entitled, "Peace psychologists, military leaders highlight soldiers' ethical dilemmas." To read the article online, Click Here.
The Executive Committee of the Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence: Peace Psychology Division 48 (APA) was recently asked by Dr. Gerald Koocher to provide clarification concerning the use of the term "coercive interrogations." Click here to read the Executive Committee's response concerning the issue of "coercive interrogation."
The Executive Committee was also contacted by Dr. Ron Levant concerning the PENS report. Click here for the Executive Committee's statement.
The Executive Committee (EC) of the Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence: Peace Psychology Division 48 of the APA (American Psychological Association) reaffirms its position denouncing the use of torture in the interrogation of prisoners. Click here for more information!.
APA President Ron Levant has put together a Task Force on Psychological Ethics and National Security. Members of the Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence: Peace Psychology Division have been appointed to the Task Force. A complete list of Task Force members and their biographical information can be found here and the Final Task Report can be downloaded here. Additionally, President Levant has issued a Call for Questions and Comments in relation to the report. More information can be found here.
It is the intention of the Division 48 Subcommittee on Terrorism that this statement should supplement the APA Resolution on Terrorism (adopted 12/08/01) and in so doing extend the ongoing dialogue. Preamble to Terrorism Statement
Terrorist acts do not occur in a vacuum, but in a context so multidisciplinary as to summon the cooperative efforts of expertise in a large variety of academic disciplines including psychology, political science, economics, international and cultural affairs, military studies, technology, and theology. We first list psychology, the study of human behaviour, as the overarching discipline that can expand its scope while learning from other disciplines. There is much that psychology in general and peace psychology in particular can contribute to the current debate on terrorism. Three key issues merit our attention: defining terrorism, understanding what motivates terrorist acts, and deciding how psychology can best offer advice on how to respond to these acts. Read Interpreting and Responding to Terrorism
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