Links and Resources for College Teaching

PsySRPsySR’s Peace Education Project and the APA Division 48 Peace and Education Working Group use a common e-mail distribution list to share the kind of college teaching information described below. Please contact action committee co-chair Linden Nelson ([email protected]) if you would like to be added to our distribution list.


Campus Conflict Resolution Resources

For online syllabi on conflict resolution and related topics (over 80 of them), information about textbooks, and other information for instructors developing conflict studies courses. Click on “Classroom Building” or “Faculty Club.”


A free online clearinghouse, indexing more than 25,000 peace and conflict resolution-related web pages, books, articles, audiovisual materials, etc. CRInfo provides easy browsing of information on 600 peace and conflict resolution-related topics. Also available are recommended readings from editors on 425 topics, along with 225 “executive summary”-type overview essays on key topics. The Education section includes a “build your own” virtual textbook system, an Internet-based conflict research training program, and extensive links to resources on elementary, secondary, and higher education, as well as professional training.

INCORE Guide to Internet Sources on Psychology and Conflict

This site has online articles and much more.

Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology

This website has the following resources: “Psychology of Mass Violence: Instructional Resources;” “Psychology of Mass Violence: War, Ethnopolitical Conflict, Terrorism, and Peace: Informational Resources;” and “Psychology of Mass Violence: Genocide, Torture, and Human Rights: Informational Resources.”

Peace Psychology Resource Project

This site has syllabi on the psychology of peace and conflict, genocide, the Holocaust, and psychosocial perspectives on terrorism; classroom activities; textbook information; links; etc.

Seville Statement on Violence

The official version of the Seville Statement on the biological basis of violence and war. A version of the Seville Statement in simple words is available HERE. A history of the Seville Statement may be found

Social Psychology Network

Social Psychology Network includes a good collection of website links on peace psychology, along with a comprehensive list of links on violence, conflict, negotiation, and peace available HERE.

United States Institute of Peace (USIP) Terrorism Topics

For information on terrorism, there are links to articles and websites; other USIP teaching resources are available HERE.

Textbooks and Articles

Peace Psychology

Christie, D.J., Wagner, R.V., & Winter, D.D. (Eds.). (2001). Peace, conflict, and violence: Peace psychology for the 21st Century. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice-Hall. This textbook is now available for free download in PDF format HERE.

Langholtz, H.J. (Ed.). (1998). The psychology of peacekeeping. Westport, CT: Praeger.

MacNair, R.M. (2003). The psychology of peace. Westport, CT: Praeger.

Nelson, L., & Christie, D. (1995). Peace in the Psychology Curriculum: Moving From Assimilation to Accommodation. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 1(2), 161-178.

Peace Studies

Barash, D.P. (Ed.). (2000). Approaches to peace: A reader in peace studies. NY: Oxford
University Press.

Barash, D.P. (Ed.). (2001). Understanding violence. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

Barash, D.P. & Webel, C.P. (2002). Peace and conflict studies. Thousand Oaks, CA:
SAGE Publications.

Conflict Resolution

Deutsch, M. & Coleman, P. (Eds.). (2000). The handbook of conflict resolution. San
Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Fisher, R., Ury, W., & Patton, B. (1991). Getting to yes: Negotiating agreement without
giving in (2nd Ed)
. N.Y.: Penguin Books.

Folger, J.P., Poole, M.S., & Stutman, R.K. (2005). Working through conflict: Strategies
for relationships, groups, and organizations (5th Ed.)
. Boston: Pearson Education.

Pruitt, D.G. & Kim, S.H. (2004). Social conflict: Escalation, stalemate, and settlement
(3rd Ed.)
. Boston: McGraw-Hill.

Ury, W. (2000). The third side: Why we fight and how we can stop. N.Y.: Penguin Books.