Introduction: Issues and Themes in Forgiveness and Reconciliation

  • Ani Kalayjian
  • Raymond F. Paloutzian
Part of the Peace Psychology Book Series book series (PPBS)


Throughout the world, we continue to see violent outbreaks between individuals and groups. For many years, psychologists committed to peace viewed violence through the narrow lens of the Cold War struggle for world dominance between the United States and the Soviet Union. At that time, the prevention of nuclear war was the preeminent concern for those who called themselves peace psychologists.


Ethnic Identity Structural Violence Reconciliation Process Collective Narrative Violent Episode 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ani Kalayjian
    • 1
  • Raymond F. Paloutzian
    • 2
  1. 1.Meaningful Word and Fordham UniversityCliffside ParkUSA
  2. 2.Westmont CollegeSanta BarbaraUSA

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