Program on Education for Social Responsibility


PsySR’s Program on Education for Social Responsibility offers a range of valuable resources.

PsySRA PsySR Member Perspective: Linden Nelson on Peace Education: A Psychological Perspective

Achieving a culture of peace requires developing peaceful people. Peace education, broadly defined, includes all efforts to facilitate development of peaceful people. Peace education often takes place in schools, churches, families, community learning centers, counseling centers, clinics, prisons, and the workplace. Of course, it may occur anywhere, and the learners may be anyone–including young children, graduate students, United Nations peacekeepers, and police officers.Read More »

PsySR“Consider Careers for the Greater Good” Brochure

With key leadership from Linden Nelson, PsySR and PsySR’s San Luis Obispo Chapter have created a new “Consider Careers for the Greater Good” brochure for high school and college students designed to encourage consideration of the social and environmental consequences of career choices. More information and a PDF version of the trifold brochure are available HERE.

PsySRPromoting Peace Education with the “Every Child, Every Day” Brochure

With key leadership from Linden Nelson, PsySR and APA Division 48 (Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence) have created the “Every Child, Every Day” brochure to promote school-based conflict resolution education, violence prevention, and social and emotional learning programs. More information and a printable two-sided PDF version of the trifold brochure are available HERE.

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.

PsySRA Graduate Level Curriculum For Trauma Intervention and Conflict Resolution

This Graduate Level Curriculum for trauma intervention and conflict resolution in ethnopolitical warfare (available HERE) was prepared by a joint task force of the American and Canadian Psychological Associations. PsySR served as the secretariat for this important project.

Links to Learn More

PsySR has prepared extensive links and resources for teaching peace at the K-12 levels (HERE) and at the college level (HERE). Recommendations of additions to these lists are welcome.

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