Enlarging the Scope of Peace Psychology

African and World-Regional Contributions

  • Mohamed Seedat
  • Shahnaaz Suffla
  • Daniel J. Christie

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Organizing Framework and Summary of Chapters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Daniel J. Christie, Mohamed Seedat, Shahnaaz Suffla
      Pages 3-17
  3. Intergroup Conflict, Violence, and Peacemaking

  4. Toward a Socially Transformative Peace Psychology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Sandy Lazarus, James R. Cochrane, Naiema Taliep, Candice Simmons, Mohamed Seedat
      Pages 161-183
    3. Yusuf Sayed, Azeem Badroodien, Akiko Hanaya, Diana Rodríguez
      Pages 239-254
    4. Cristina Jayme Montiel, Arvin Boller
      Pages 255-267
    5. Michael Wessells, Nora Sveaass, Donald Foster, Andrew Dawes
      Pages 269-294
  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 295-295
    2. Shahnaaz Suffla, Mohamed Seedat, Daniel J. Christie
      Pages 297-300
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 301-310

About this book


With the major goal of building an inclusive international community that promotes peace-related research and action, this volume reflects on local, national and global peace engagement and works towards transdisciplinary understandings of the role of psychology in peace, conflict, and violence.  Drawn primarily from the 14th Biennial International Symposium on the Contributions of Psychology to Peace, the chapters focus on peacemaking--or the pursuit of harmony in human relations--and peace building--or equity in human relations--with a special emphasis on voices from typically underrepresented areas in psychology, such as the Global South.

In order to move beyond a Western-centered idea of peace psychology, the volume is divided into two major parts. The first half of the volume puts an emphasis on peace psychology research and praxis in a number of geohistorical contexts, including Malaysia, Northern Ireland, Thailand, and Kashmir, that bear on conflict, harmony and equity in human relations. Chapters in the second half of the volume fulfill the mandate of the Biennial Symposia; namely, to create more equity in the production of peace theory and praxis by bringing forward the voices of scholars and change agents that are often unheard in peace discourses, including a number of scholars and chapters from South Africa. Additionally, throughout the chapters, the authors and editors of the volume emphasize emancipatory agendas as an important alternative to militarism and state-sponsored violence. 

With the aim of bringing forward voices from cultures and situations that are typically not included or highly visible in peace discourses, Enlarging the Scope of Peace Psychology: African and World-Regional Contributions is a thought-provoking, timely, and informative work. Psychologists, anthropologists, sociologists, political scientists, activists, public-policy makers, and all those interested in promoting peace and justice, are sure to find this an invaluable and illuminating resource.  


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Editors and affiliations

  • Mohamed Seedat
    • 1
  • Shahnaaz Suffla
    • 2
  • Daniel J. Christie
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Social and Health SciencesUniversity of South AfricaJohannesburgSouth Africa
  2. 2.South African Medical Research Council-University of South Africa Violence, Injury and Peace Research UnitCape TownSouth Africa
  3. 3.Department of PsychologyThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-45287-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-45289-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-5779
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-5787
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