The Psychology of Peace Promotion

Global Perspectives on Personal Peace, Children and Adolescents, and Social Justice

  • Mary Gloria C. Njoku
  • Leonard A. Jason
  • R. Burke Johnson

Part of the Peace Psychology Book Series book series (PPBS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Personal Peace

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mirjam Quinn
      Pages 3-10
    3. Lynn C. Waelde, Adriana Panting, Andrew G. Heise
      Pages 11-24
  3. Children and Youth

  4. Peace in Diverse Cultural Contexts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Leonard A. Jason, Angela Reilly, Ted Bobak
      Pages 133-144
    3. Mary Gloria C. Njoku, Christian C. Anieke, Richard C. Okafor, Prisca Isiwu, Babajide Gideon Adeyinka
      Pages 163-179
  5. Promoting Peace and Social Justice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. María C. Izquiel, Ignacio Cardona, Manuel Llorens, Martin La Roche
      Pages 203-218
    3. Linda M. Woolf
      Pages 219-235
    4. Mary Gloria C. Njoku, Jessica Senehi
      Pages 237-251
  6. Peace Education and Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 307-307
    2. Matthew Bereza
      Pages 329-343
    3. Kristen Gleason, L. Kate Corlew
      Pages 357-372
    4. Judith Schoonenboom, R. Burke Johnson
      Pages 373-395
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 397-414

About this book


This volume Psychology of Peace Promotion builds on previous volumes of peace psychology, extending its contributions by drawing from peace research and practices from five continents – Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America. The book discusses emerging disciplinary and inter-disciplinary theories and actions. Each chapter begins with a theoretical framework for understanding peace, followed by a critical review of peace promotion in a specific setting, and concludes with an illustration of psychological principles or theories in either a narrative format or an empirical investigation. This volume develops, as well as guides, its readers on the epistemology of promoting and sustaining peace in varied settings around the world.

This book presents relevant, cutting-edge peace promotion strategies to anyone interested in promoting peace more effectively, including peace practitioners, scholars, teachers, and researchers, as well as the general reader. It presents a number of innovative approaches, illustrating their applications to specific social problems, settings and populations. In addition, this volume has much in store for both academic and practice-based scientists in the field of peace psychology, mental health professionals, administrators, educators, and graduate students from various disciplines. The goal is the promotion and sustenance of peace, using theoretically sound, yet innovative and creative approaches. As expressed by the United Nations Secretary, “peace does not occur by happenstance.” Promoting and sustaining peace requires reflective, thoughtful, and targeted efforts. This book inspires its readers to develop a better understanding of peace and the means of promoting peace in a sustainable way.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Mary Gloria C. Njoku
    • 1
  • Leonard A. Jason
    • 2
  • R. Burke Johnson
    • 3
  1. 1.PsychologyGodfrey Okoye UniversityEnuguNigeria
  2. 2.DePaul UniversityChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Department of Professional StudiesUniversity of South AlabamaMobileUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-14942-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-14943-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-5779
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-5787
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