Peace Psychology Resource Project
Sponsored by the
Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence
Peace Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association
- Curriculum Resources
- Classroom Activities and Lecture Resources
- Textbook Information
- Education Including Undergraduate and Graduate School Information
- Discussion Lists
- Additional Links and Resources
Peace Psychology Syllabi available through the Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology including:
- Psychology of Peace and Conflict
- Genocide: A Psychosocial Perspective
- The Holocaust
- Psychosocial Perspectives on Terrorism
These syllabi can be found at http://teachpsych.org/otrp/syllabi/syllabi.php?category=Peace
H-Peace Syllabi Project - A collection of syllabi related to Peace History and Peace Studies. Syllabi topics include:
- Latin American Revolutions
- Women and Peace
- Nonviolence in Action
- Hiroshima: Eros of Thanatos?
- Perspectives on Women, War, and Peace Activism
- Nonviolence in Twentieth-Century America
- Peacebuilding: Conflict Transformation, Mediation and Restorative Justice
H-Peace Syllabi Project can be found at http://www.h-net.org/~peace/syllabi.html
PowerPoint Presentation on Peace Psychology click here
Authored by Dan Christie, Eduardo Diaz, Joe de Rivera, and Linden Nelson
Graduate Level Curriculum for Trauma Intervention and Conflict Resolution In Ethnopolitical Warfare
Authored by the Ethnopolitical Warfare Curriculum Conference Planning Task Force of the Steering Committee of the Joint Initiative on Ethnopolitical Warfare of theAmerican and Canadian Psychological Associations. Secretariat of the Task Force: Psychologists for Social Responsibility, National Office, Washington, DC, May 1, 2001. Click here for more information.
Curriculum resources available through the Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology:Incorporating Genocide, Ethnopolitical Conflict, and Human Rights Issues Into the Psychology Curriculum: Informational Resources (2000), Linda M. Woolf, Webster University
This 27-page document contains two annotated bibliographies of materials on genocide, ethnopolitical conflict, and human rights issues written from a psychosocial perspective. The first bibliography includes major journal articles, book chapters, books, and Internet resources on these issues organized by topic. The second bibliography is comprised of reference materials for background information and further study. In addition, there is an annotated list of relevant journals.
Incorporating Genocide, Ethnopolitical Conflict, and Human Rights Issues Into the Psychology Curriculum: Instructional Resources (2000), Linda M. Woolf, Webster University
This 32-page document consists of resource materials for developing whole courses and lectures on genocide, ethnopolitical conflict, and human rights issues. For incorporating specific topics into existing courses, lecture suggestions and selected references are given. For developing and revising whole courses, sample syllabi are provided. In addition, lists of relevant videotapes, Web sites, Internet discussion lists, and professional organizations are included.
Expanding the Psychology Curriculum: An Annotated Bibliography on Diversity in Psychology (Revised, 1998) ,Developed by the APA Board of Educational Affair's Task Force on Diversity Issues at the Precollege and Undergraduate Levels of Education in PsychologyIncluding Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Students on Campus: A Short Annotated Reading List (1994), Burrton Woodruff (for the Society's Task Force on Diversity)
Teaching Cross-Cultural Issues in Psychology: Informational Resources for Teaching Cross-Cultural Issues in Psychology (1998), G. William Hill, IV,Kennesaw State University
Activities and Videos for Teaching Cross-Cultural Issues in Psychology (1998), G. William Hill, IV, Kennesaw State University
International Psychology: A Compendium of Textbooks for Selected Courses Evaluated for International Content (2002), Linda M. Woolf, Michael R. Hulsizer, and Tracey McCarthy, Webster University
International Psychology: Annotated Bibliography, Relevant Organizations, and Course Suggestions (2002), Linda M. Woolf, Michael R. Hulsizer, and Tracey McCarthy, Webster University
Classroom Activities and Lecture Resources
Activities and lecture information available from Psychologists for Social Responsibility:Groupthink VaccineActivity resource available through the Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology:
Basic information, resources, and teaching tools on groupthink, including PsySR PowerPoint Presentation on Groupthink
PsySR's Historic 1989 Manual on Enemy Images in PDF format
Powerpoint Presentation on Enemy Images: Available for Use in Classrooms and Communities (simply acknowledge PsySR's Action Committee on Conflict Resolution)
PsySR Media Watch Project
The Peace Education Action Committee of PsySR has also provided a number of links to committee projects and reports. These reports include:
- Graduate programs in peace psychology
- Evaluation of middle school peace education curricula
- Peace education from a psychological perspective
Simulation of a World Congress of Sexology Symposium on AIDS (2001), Debra B. Hull, Wheeling Jesuit UniversityThis project describes a simulation that helps develop intercultural awareness and appreciation, and skills in data collection, analysis, and synthesis; written and oral communication; and group cooperation. Students in a human sexuality course select a country to represent, then prepare a working paper on AIDS in that country, covering such topics as history, incidence, transmission, educational efforts, research focus, and governmental policies. The working paper also forms the basis for a proposed resolution, written by each student, to address major AIDS-related concerns in the student's country. During a class simulation of a World Congress on AIDS, including formal debate and informal caucuses, students present concerns of their countries, form coalitions of countries with similar needs, and work together to approve resolutions.
Textbook InformationChristie, D. J., Wagner, R. V., & Winter, D. D. (Eds.) (2001). Peace, Conflict, and Violence: Peace Psychology for the 21st Century. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
Deutsch, M. and Coleman, P.T. & Marcus, E.C. (Eds.) (2006). The Handbook of Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
de Rivera, J. (Ed.), 2009. Handbook on Building Cultures of Peace. New York, NY: Springer.
Long, W. & Brecke, P (2003). War and Reconciliation: Reason and Emotion in Conflict Resolution. Cambridge, Md: Cambridge MIT Press.
MacNair, R. M. (2003). The psychology of peace: An introduction. Westport, CT: Praeger.
Mayton, D.M. (2009). Nonviolence and Peace Psychology: Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, Societal, and World Peace. New York: Springer.
Schwebel, Milton (2003). Remaking America's Three School Systems: Now Separate and Unequal. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Education Press.
Education Including Undergraduate and Graduate School Information
Directory of Peace Psychology Courses
2009 - 2010
- Open the Word Document
This effort to collect information about peace psychology courses was initiated in March 2009 with announcements on the Internet lists for APA Division 48 [div48announce] and for the peace education subgroups of Div. 48 and Psychologists for Social Responsibility [psysr-pe-announce]. The announcement asked readers to provide information about such courses “if a college or university of which you are affiliated currently offers what you would consider to be a course in peace psychology.” The announcement was also circulated on the Peace Education Commission listserv and a European social psychology listserv, and the search for relevant courses included examination of syllabi on Web sites for the International Society of Political Psychology and the Social Psychology Network. Additional courses were identified in surveys of Div. 48 members in spring 2010 that included the request “if you teach a course that involves peace psychology please list the title here.”
The directory has two parts. The first list includes only those courses that include both the word “psychology” and the word “peace” in the course title. The second list includes all other courses that survey responders identified as “peace psychology courses” or as “courses involving peace psychology” regardless of the course titles. Both lists include only courses that are currently or regularly offered. Each course entry includes title of course, teacher’s name if available, institution name, institution location, and contact information. Most of the listings are undergraduate courses, but some are graduate level [the announcement did not ask for course level].
International Peace And Conflict
Website with links to many useful guides on MA and PhD programs in
peace and conflict resolution, internships, scholarships, fellowships,funding, careers, and more:
Peace Psychology Graduate Program: The Psychology of Peace and Prevention of ViolenceThe University of Massachusetts-Amherst has announced the creation of a new graduate program, The Psychology of Peace and Prevention of Violence. Click here for More Information .Robin's Directory of College and University Peace Studies Programs - Including Links to Online Course Lists and Syllabi
Distance Training on Peacekeeping is provided by The United Nations Institute for Training and Research Programme of Correspondence Instruction (UNITAR POCI)
Division 48's E-Mail Discussion Lists
- APA Division Listserv - This listserv is open to members of Division 48 and APA. To subscribe, send a message stating in the body of the text, "SUBSCRIBE DIV48" to LISTSERV@LISTS.APA.ORG
Peace Education Commission Discussion List - To subscribe, send the message "subscribe pec your name" without the quotation marks to email@example.com
- PeacePsych Listserv - This is a moderated listserv open to anyone interested in peace psychology. For more information, including subscription instructions, go to PeacePsych Listserv Page.
Peace Education Listserv - This is a moderated listserv open to anyone interested in peace education. Announcements are sent 2-3 times a month concerning peace education resources and events and describing projects of the Div. 48 Peace and Education Working Group. For more information, including subscription instructions, contact Linden Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peace Discussion List - To subscribe send the message "SUBSCRIBE PEACE" without the quotation marks to email@example.com.
Discussion Lists for Psychology Faculty
- CommColl is an electronic discussion list for faculty at two-year institutions. To subscribe send a message saying "SUBSCRIBE COMMCOLL your name" to firstname.lastname@example.org
- PsychNews is an electronic discussion list for teachers of high school psychology. To subscribe send a message saying "SUBSCRIBE PSYCH-NEWS your name" to email@example.com
- PsychTeacher is a moderated electronic discussion list for high school and college/university teachers of psychology. To subscribe send a message saying "SUBSCRIBE PYSCHTEACHER your name" to firstname.lastname@example.org
TIPS (Teaching In the Psychological Sciences) is on an electronic discussion list for teachers of psychology. To subscribe send a message saying "SUBSCRIBE TIPS your name" to email@example.com
Additional Links and Resources
The Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence: Peace Psychology
Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology can be subscribed to by going to Taylor & Francis, the publisher of the journal.
- Promoting Peaceful Classrooms - Web Site for the Promoting Peaceful Classrooms Task Force (Div. 2, APA) - Includes bibliographies and links.
- Celebrating Peace
- Center for Nonviolent Communication
- The Stronach Center for Research on Peace Education
- Comparative Psychology
- Creative Response to Conflict
- Educators for Social Responsibility
- International Peace Practitioners' Network
- Online Journal of Peace and Conflict Resolution
- Psych Watch
- Social Psychology Network Electronic Forums
- TIKKUN (TIKKUN = to mend, repair, and transform the world)
- Additional Peace and Conflict Resolution links
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