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How Asia Can Contribute to World Peace Psychology: Creating a Dignified and Peaceful World by Employing Unity in Diversity

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

Kaku (2005), a renowned physicist born in California of Asian background, writes: “The generation now alive is perhaps the most important generation of humans ever to walk the Earth. Unlike previous generations, we hold in our hands the future destiny of our species, whether we soar into fulfilling our promise as a type I civilization (meaning a civilization that succeeds in building a socially and ecologically sustainable world) or fall into the abyss of chaos, pollution, and war” (p. 361).

Peace psychology stands at the very center of the formidable task that Kaku describes for humankind, and it carries an enormous responsibility at this crucial historical moment. What makes peace psychology so important is that it bridges all levels, from the innermost psyche of each individual at the micro-level to the large-scale processes at the highest global macro-level. Christie (2006) explains how peace psychology is distinguished from neighboring fields (e.g., social psychology) through its...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Evelin Lindner
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  1. 1.University of OsloNorway

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