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The Encyclopedia of Peace Psychology

Daniel J. Christie (Editor-in-Chief)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-9644-4
1376 pages
December 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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The Encyclopedia of Peace Psychology, available online through Wiley Online Library or as a three-volume print set, is a state-of-the-art resource featuring almost 300 entries contributed by leading international scholars that examine the psychological dimensions of peace and conflict studies. 
  • First reference work to focus exclusively on psychological analyses and perspectives on peace and conflict
  • Cross-disciplinary, linking psychology to other social science disciplines
  • Includes nearly 300 entries written and edited by leading scholars in the field from around the world
  • Examines key concepts, theories, methods, issues, and practices that are defining this growing field in the 21st century
  • Includes timely topics such as genocide, hate crimes, torture, terrorism, racism, child abuse, and more
  • A valuable reference for psychologists, and scholars, students, and practitioners in peace and conflict studies

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Table of Contents

Volume I

List of Entries by Topic ix

Notes on Contributors xv

Preface liii

Acknowledgments lvii

Encyclopedia of Peace Psychology A–Em 1–416

Volume II

List of Entries by Topic ix

Encyclopedia of Peace Psychology Eq–Po 417–844

Volume III

List of Entries by Topic ix

Encyclopedia of Peace Psychology Po–Z 845–1193

Name Index 1194

Subject Index 1221

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Author Information

Daniel Christie is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at The Ohio State University and Fulbright Specialist in Peace and Conflict Studies. He is co-editor of Peace, Conflict, and Violence: Peace Psychology for the 21st Century (2001), and series editor of The Peace Psychology Book Series. Christie has worked to define, advance, and position peace psychology as a foundational discipline for programs in peace and conflict studies around the world, and has served as President of the Peace Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association.
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“When I look at some of the other reference books that come to Reference Reviews, with their double alphabetical sequences, inadequate cross-referencing, no thought given to a choice of sought terms for headings, no indexes, no mention of useful web resources, etc., I am really impressed with the design of this book. ”  (Reference Reviews, 1 December 2012)

“Summing Up: Essential.  Libraries supporting programs in peace psychology.  Optional.  Other libraries supporting upper-level undergraduates and above.   (Choice, 1 July  2012)

The encyclopedia is brilliant-it pulls together an amazing, diverse, and international group of scholars to produce a work that will, I believe, define peace psychology in the future.

Susan Opotow, City University of New York


With concise summaries of theory and key research findings from leading experts, this comprehensive resource covers a multitude of topics relevant to the study of peace.

Linda R. Tropp, University of Massachusetts


The Encyclopedia of Peace Psychology is an invaluable resource for all researchers and students interested in the roots, processes, and consequences of conflict, as well as its solutions.

Fathali M. Moghaddam, Georgetown University


A comprehensive and timely compendium of knowledge and wisdom capable of advancing scientific and professional psychology's commitment to the study of peace and social justice.  Amidst a world in turmoil, the Encyclopedia of Peace Psychology offers a substantive foundation for addressing some of the most pressing challenges of our time.

Anthony J. Marsella, University of Hawaii

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