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Peace Psychology
A Comprehensive Introduction

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  • Date Published: February 2007
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521547857

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  • A comprehensive introduction to the rapidly growing research area of peace psychology. Both a topic in its own right and studied within courses on peace studies, conflict studies and subsidiaries of psychology, international relations and politics, peace psychology is a practically and theoretically important area. This textbook covers the whole research literature focusing on research since the end of the cold war but also incorporating aspects of earlier literature which retain contemporary relevance. The content includes an introductory chapter outlining the growth of the field and continues to cover interdisciplinary practice (international relations, education, feminist studies and ethics), primary psychological topics (development, social psychology, psychodynamics and cognition), core topics from peace studies (conflict resolution, crisis management, non-violence, peacemaking and peacebuilding, specific locations such as the middle East and sustainable development) and terrorism (threats and victims). This is a unique textbook that will appeal to students and practitioners alike.

    • A comprehensive introduction to the main areas of peace psychology
    • Thorough referencing provides students with opportunities for further reading
    • Will be of widespread interest to students, practitioners and academics in peace studies and conflict resolutions courses which are incorporated in a wide variety of disciplines
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Scholars and practitioners who are interested in the psychology of peace and social justice will find this volume invaluable as a reference work. The authors have used databases, along with key words and phrases, to capture the broad domain of peace psychology. The result of their inductive, data-driven approach is the most comprehensive reference work in the field."
    --Daniel J. Christie, Professor of Psychology, Ohio State University, USA

    "A monumental book and a milestone in the field of peace psychology. This is an indispensable resource for scholars, policymakers and practitioners concerned about peace conflict and development at all levels."
    --Professor Tom Woodhouse, Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521547857
    • length: 394 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 153 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.638kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Trends in peace psychology
    Part II. Interdisciplinary Practice:
    2. Government policy and international relations
    3. Education
    4. The feminist approach
    5. Philosophy, ethics and religion
    Part III. Theory And Application Related to Primary Psychological Topics:
    6. Developmental issues - children and adolescents
    7. Theory and practice related to primary psychological topics: attitudes, psychodynamics, cognition and images, and aggression
    8. Language and communication
    Part IV. Core Topics In Peace And Environmental Studies:
    9. Conflict resolution
    10. Emergency decisions, crisis management and the effects of conflicts
    11. Nonviolence and peace movements
    12. Peacemaking, wars and crises
    13. The Middle East, Russia and other specific areas
    14. Sustainable development
    Part V. Terrorism:
    15. Terrorist threats
    16. Victims of terrorism.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Foundations of Development of Conflict Analysis and Resolution
    • Problems of normal life
    • Psychology of Peace
    • Psychology of Peace and Conflict
  • Authors

    Herbert H. Blumberg, Goldsmiths, University of London
    Herbert H. Blumberg is a Senior Lecturer in the Psychology Department at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He has written numerous articles in social psychology and research methods and is the Review Editor and Bibliographer for Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology.

    A. Paul Hare, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
    A. Paul Hare is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Behavioral Sciences at Ben-Gurion University, Israel. He has written extensively on social interaction and was the editor of Sociological Inquiry as well as the founder and first editor of Israel Social Science Research.

    Anna Costin
    Anna Costin is a journalist with Jane's Information Group, London where she writes and reports on terrorism and security issues.

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