Peace Education in Our Schools

PsySRThis project of PsySR’s Program on Education for Social Responsibility, in collaboration with Division 48 (Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence) of the APA, offers a moderated listserv and a broad range of teaching resources for peace education for K-12 and college level students.

Peace Education Listserv

Listserv subscribers receive timely announcements from PsySR member and project leader Linden Nelson about new resources and upcoming events relevant to peace education. Peace education is broadly defined here to include conflict resolution education, programs for violence prevention and for social and emotional learning, and teaching about conflict, violence, and peace. You can join the project listserv by sending an email to [email protected] (please include “Request to Join Listserv” in the subject line).

K-12 Peace Education Teaching Resources

The Peace Education in Our Schools project has identified extensive resources and links for teaching peace at the K-12 levels. These materials are available HERE. Recommendations of additions to these lists are welcome.

College-Level Peace Education Teaching Resources

The Peace Education in Our Schools project has also identified extensive resources and links for teaching peace at the college level. These materials are available HERE. Recommendations of additions to these lists are welcome.

Highlighted PsySR Resources

PsySRGraduate Programs in Peace Psychology

PsySR often receives inquiries from students about the possibility of graduate training in peace psychology. Information collected and maintained by PsySR member Linden Nelson about such graduate programs is available HERE.

PsySR“Us & Them”: PsySR’s Presenter’s Manual for Moderating Group Conflict

Written by member Stephen Fabick and based on a project of the Michigan Chapter of PsySR, this Presenter’s Manual provides tools for intervention before intergroup prejudice and tensions erupt into violence. The program it describes is applicable to an array of problems including religious intolerance, racial tension, ethnic turmoil, and community divisiveness. The manual is available HERE.

PsySRTwo PsySR Manuals: “Dismantling the Mask of Enmity” and “Enemy Images”

These two manuals were prepared by PsySR a decade and a half apart. Both the Cold War era “Dismantling the Mask of Enmity” (available HERE) and the post-9/11 “Enemy Images” (available HERE) provide important insights and strategies for dismantling images that limit our thinking about security and that fuel tensions and wars.

PsySRTextbook on Peace, Conflict, and Violence by PsySR Authors

Peace, Conflict, and Violence: Peace Psychology for the 21st Century by PsySR members Dan Christie, Richard Wagner, and Deborah DuNann Winter (Prentice-Hall, 2001) is now available for free download in PDF format HERE. This text brings together the key concepts, themes, theories, and practices that are defining peace psychology today.

PsySRWorking for Peace A Handbook of Practical Psychology and Other Tools

By Rachel M. MacNair and PsySR, Working for Peace is the complete guidebook to the psychology of social activism. It contains expert guidance from 40 active peace workers–psychologists, social workers, and communication specialists. Included are practical tips for every aspect of grassroots peacebuilding. More information about this valuable book is available HERE.