The Psychology of Peace: An Introduction, 2nd Edition: An Introduction

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ABC-CLIO, 8 нояб. 2011 г. - Всего страниц: 268

Just as health providers study disease and its prevention, understanding the causes of violent behavior and how to prevent such behavior is a basic cornerstone for those who are working towards a healthy society. Another parallel: maintaining physical health involves positive practices; similarly, positive nonviolent approaches need to be psychologically understood and encouraged. The second edition of The Psychology of Peace: An Introduction demonstrates what can be learned through the lens of peace psychology, providing a solid foundation in the psychological theories needed for building and maintaining a peaceful society and peaceful individuals.

This second edition incorporates the tremendous amount of new research and subsequent events since 2003, including post-2003 violent and nonviolent revolutions, such as the ongoing war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the nonviolent overthrowing of dictators in Tunisia and Egypt. Author MacNair again outlines why application of psychological study to the soundness of decision-making for public policy—and to the policies themselves—is crucial knowledge, and how applying the study to private practices and even art can help build up a peaceful society.


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1 Psychological Causes of Violence
2 Psychological Effects of Violence
3 Psychological Causes of Nonviolence
4 Psychological Effects of Nonviolence
5 Conflict Resolution
6 Nonviolent Struggle and Social Movements
7 Public Policy Issues of Violence
8 Gentle Lives and Culture
History of Peace Psychology
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Rachel M. MacNair, PhD, is 2012 president-elect of the American Psychological Association's Division 48, Society for Peace Psychology, and will serve as president of the division in 2013. Her published works includes Praeger'sPerpetration-Induced Traumatic Stress: The Psychological Consequences of Killing and Working for Peace: A Handbook of Practical Psychology and other Tools.

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