Social Psychology Peace Research: The needs of collective identities research

Vollhardt and Bilali (2008) focuses on the epistemology, concept, and concern of Social Psychology Peace Research (SPPR) that grows from elaboration of social psychology and psychology of peace. Social psychology, as stated by Vollhardt and Bilali, is uniquely positioned to analyze the interplay between the individual and the social or society in which also focuses…

Intergroup Dynamic Relations Research Towards Reconciliation and Peace

The awareness of casualties of war has been increasing within the global society nowadays. It leads to what Leidner et al. noted that, “globalization and cosmopolitanism have widened moral concern beyond group and state boundaries; … violence overall has declined steadily throughout human history” (p. 514). Nevertheless pessimistic view that human are violent “by nature”…

Psychology and Education: The link of ‘concientization’ and dialogue method of Paulo Freire on promotion of peace

This short paper was written for a response of group discussion on ICU Peace Studies course entitled, “Psychology of Peace and Conflict Resolution” which conducted by Prof. Toshiaki Sasao (ICU Professor in Psychology, Education and Peace Studies) in Spring Term 2014. Contributions of psychology practitioners on issues of peace, security and conflict are in particular…