Psycho-social Perspectives on Conflict and Peace
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This bibliography contains titles ranging from emotions in negotiation to trauma healing after violence. Please also see the bibliography on Emotions and Conflict.
Adler, R. S., B. Rosen, and E.M. Silverstein. "Emotions in Negotiation. How to Manage Fear and Anger." Negotiation Journal 14 (1998): 161-179.
Alter, Susan. Apologising for Serious Wrongdoing: Social, Psychological and Legal Considerations. Report for the Law Commission of Canada, 1999. Available on line at
Bayer, Christophe Pierre, Fionna Klasen, and Hubertus Adam. "Trauma and PTSD Symptoms With Openness to Reconciliation and Feelings of Revenge Among Former Ugandan and Congolese Child Soldiers." Journal of the American Medical Association 298 (2007): 555-559.
Beaudoin, Marie-Nathalie. "Agency and choice in the face of trauma: A narrative therapy map." Journal of Systemic Therapies 24(4)(2005): 32-50.
Bennett, Mark, and Christopher Dewberry. "'I've Said I'm Sorry, Haven't I?' A Study of the Identity Implication and Constraints that Apologies Create for Their Recipients." Current Psychology 13 (1)(1994): 10-21.
Bennett, Mark, and Deborah Earwaker. "Victim's Responses to Apologies: The Effects of Offender Responsibility and Offense Severity." Journal of Social Psychology 134 (4)(1994): 457-465.
Blackburn, Pennie J. "Creating space for preferred identities: Narrative practice conversations about gender and culture in the context of trauma." Journal of Family Therapy 32(2010): 4-26.
Blackburn, Pennie. "Speaking the Unspeakable: bearing witness to the stories of political violence, war and terror." International Journal of Narrative Therapy and Community Work 3 and 4(2005): 97-105.
Blanch, Andrea. Transcending Violence: Emerging Models for Trauma Healing in Refugee Communities. An Annotated Bibliography. Alexandria, VA: National Center for Trauma Informed Care, 2008. Available at https://www.theannainstitute.org/RefugeeTraumaPaperJuly212008.pdf.
Blumberg, Herbert H., A. Paul Hare, and Anna Costin. Peace Psychology: A Comprehensive Introduction. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Boucher, Michael. "Finding resiliency, standing tall: Exploring trauma, hardship, and healing with refugees." The International Journal of Narrative Therapy and Community Work 4 (2009): 43-51.
Bracken, Patrick J., and Celia Petty. Rethinking the Trauma of War. London, UK: Free Association Books, 1998.
Christie, Daniel J. "What is Peace Psychology the Psychology of?"Journal of Social Issues 62(1) (2006): 1 - 17.
Christie, D. J., R. V.Wagner, and D. D. Winter, eds. Peace, Conflict, and Violence: Peace Psychology for the 21st Century. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 2001.
Coleman, Peter and Morton Deutsch. "Introducing Cooperation and Conflict Resolution into Schools: A Systems Approach." In Peace, Conflict, and Violence: Peace Psychology for the 21st Century, edited by Daniel J. Christie, Richard V. Wagner, and Deborah DuNann Winter. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2001.
Coleman, P.G., A. Hautamaki, and A. Podolskij. "Trauma, reconciliation and generativity: the stories told by European war veterans." In Critical Advances in Reminiscence Work: From Theory to Application, edited by Jeffrey Dean Webster, and Barbara K. Haight, 218-232 . New York, USA, Springer, 2002.
Danieli, Yael. "Massive trauma and the healing role of reparative justice." Journal of Traumatic Stress 22(5)(October 2009): 351-357.
Denborough, David, Jill Freedman, and Cheryl White. Strengthening Resistance: The Use of Narrative Practices in Working with Genocide Survivors. Adelaide: Dulwich Centre Publications, 2008.
Denborough, David. Collective Narrative Practice: Responding to individuals, groups, and communities who have experienced trauma. Adelaide: Dulwich Centre Publications, 2008.
Denborough, David. "A framework for receiving and documenting testimonies of trauma." International Journal of Narrative Therapy and Community Work 3 and 4 (2005):34-42.
Denborough, David. Trauma: Narrative Responses to Traumatic Experience. Adelaide, Australia: Dulwich Centre Publications, 2006.David Denborough
Denborough, David. Working with Memory in the Shadow of Genocide: The Narrative Practices of Ibuka Trauma Counsellors. Adelaide, Australia: Dulwich Centre Publications, 2010.
Druckman, Daniel, ed. Negotiation: Social-Psychological Perspectives. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications, 1977.
Eastern Mennonite University. Trauma Healing Journey: Breaking Cycles of Violence. Based on a model by Olga Botcharova. Diagram. In Trauma Resources. Harrisonberg, VA: EMU, 2011. Available at https://emu.edu/cjp/star/toolkit
Enright, Robert D., and Richard P. Fitzgibbons. Helping Clients Forgive: An Empirical Guide for Resolving Anger and Restoring Hope. Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, 2000.
Fisher, Ronald J. "Social-Psychological Processes in Interactive Conflict Analysis and Reconciliation." In Reconciliation, Justice, and Coexistence: Theory and Practice, edited by Mohammed Abu-Nimer, 25-45. Lanham, Boulder, New York, Oxford: Lexington Books, 2001.
French, J.R.P., and B.H. Raven. "The Bases of Power." In Current Perspectives in Social Psychology, edited by E.P. Hollander and R.G. Hunt. New York: Oxford University Press, 1963.
Gilligan, Carol. In a Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women's Development. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1982.
Gobodo-Madikizela, Pumla. A Human Being Died That Night. Cape Town: David Philip Publishers, 2003.
Gobodo-Madikezela, Pumla. "Trauma, Forgiveness and the Witnessing Dance: Making Public Spaces Intimate." Journal of Analytical Psychology 53, no. 2 (2008): 169-88.
Guidorizzi, Christina. "The journey of healing: A narrative approach." Journal of Latino-Latin American Studies 2(2)(2006): 96-111.
Hamber, Brandon. "Does the Truth Heal? A Psychological Perspective on Political Strategies for Dealing with the Legacy of Political Violence." In Burying the Past: Making Peace and Doing Justice after Civil Conflict, edited by Nigel Biggar, 155-74. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2003.
Herman, Judith Lewis. "Justice from the victim's perspective." Violence Against Women 11(5)(May 2005):571-602.
Herman, Judith Lewis. "The mental health of crime victims: Impact of legal intervention." Journal of Traumatic Stress 16(2)(2003):159-66.
Herman, Judith Lewis. Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence: From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror. New York: Basic Books, 1997
Humphrey, Michael. The Politics of Atrocity and Reconciliation. London, New York: Routledge, 2002.
Hutchison, Emma, and Roland Bleiker. "Emotional Reconciliation: Reconstituting Identity and Community after Trauma." European Journal of Social Theory 11(3) (2008): 385-403
Kelman, Herbert, and Stephen Cohen. "The Problem-Solving Workshop: A Social Psychological Contribution to the Resolution of Conflict." Journal of Peace Research 8(2)(1976):79-90.
Kilbourn, Phyllis, ed. Healing the Children of War: A Handbook for Ministry to Children Who Have Suffered Deep Traumas. Monrovia, CA: MARC Publications (World Vision), 1995.
Krippner, Stanley C., and Maria McIntyre, eds. The Psychological Impact of War Trauma on Civilians: An International Perspective. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2003.
Lazare, Aaron. "Go Ahead, Say You're Sorry." Psychology Today 28 (1) (January - February, 1995): 40-42.
Levine, Peter A., and Ann Frederick. Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma: The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 1997.
Mack, John E. "The Psychodynamics of Victimization among National Groups in Conflict." In Unofficial Diplomacy at Work, edited by Vamit D. Volkan, Demetrius A. Julius and Joseph V. Montville. Lexington, MA.: Lexington Books, 1992.
MacNair, Rachel. The Psychology of Peace. Westport, Ctt: Praeger Publishers, 2003.
Nelson, Briana S. "Post-War Trauma and Reconciliation in Bosnia-Herzegovina: Observations, Experiences, and Implications for Marriage and Family Therapy." American Journal of Family Therapy 31(4) (20003): 305-316.
Potter, Nancy Nyquist, ed. Trauma, Truth and Reconciliation: Healing Damaged Relationships. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2006.
Robben, Antonius C. G. M., and Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco, eds. Cultures under Siege: Collective Violence and Trauma. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Ross, Marc Howard. "The Relevance of Culture for the Study of Political Psychology and Ethnic Conflict." Political Psychology 18 (1997): 299-323.
Rubin, J.Z., and B.R. Brown. The Social Psychology of Bargaining and Negotiation. New York: Academic Press, 1975.
Scher, Steven J., and John M. Darley. "How Effective Are the Things People Say to Apologize? Effects of the Realization of the Apology Speech Act." Journal of the Psycholinguistic Research 26 (1997): 127-140.
Sehwail, Mahmud. "When the trauma is not past or 'post': Palestinian perspectives on responding to trauma and torture." Responding to continuing traumatic events. International Journal of Narrative Therapy and Community Work 3 and 4(2005):54-56. Available at https://www.dulwichcentre.com.au/palestinian-perspectives-on-trauma-and-torture.pdf
Sider, Nancy Good. "At the Fork in the Road: Trauma Healing." Conciliation Quarterly 20 (2)(Spring, 2001).
Sliep, Yvonne. "A narrative theatre approach to working with communities affected by trauma, conflict and war." International Journal of Narrative Therapy and Community Work 2(2005):47-52.
Sliep, Yvonne. "Narrative Theatre for Social Action: A skill for psychosocial workers." Intervention 2(3)(2004): 193-209.
Staub, Ervin. "Preventing violence and generating humane values: Healing and reconciliation in Rwanda." International Review of the Red Cross. 852 (2003): 791-806. Available at https://www.icrc.org/eng/resources/documents/article/other/5wnjcf.htm
Staub, Ervin. The Roots of Evil: The Origins of Genocide and Other Group Violence. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Staub, Ervin, Laurie Anne Pearlman, Alexandra Gubin, and Athanase Hagengimana. "Healing Reconciliation, Forgiving and the Prevention of Violence after genocide or mass killing: An intervention and its experimental evaluation in Rwanda." Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology 24(3)(2005): 297-334. Available at http://world.std.com/%7Egubin/Rwandafiles/Staub,%20Pearlman,%20Gubin%20and%20Hagengimana.pdf
Takaku, Seiji. "The Effects of Apology and Perspective Taking on Interpersonal Forgiveness: A Dissonance-Attribution Model of Interpersonal Forgiveness. Journal of Social Psychology 141(4)(2001): 494-109.
Tsele, Mofele. "Kairos and Jubilee." In To Remember and to Heal: Theological and Psychological Reflections on Truth and Reconciliation, edited by H. Russel Botman and Robin M. Petersen, 70-78. Capetown: Human and Rousseau, 1996.
Wagner, Richard V. Pioneers of Peace Psychology: Ralph K. White. Special Issue of Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology. New York: Routledge, 2005.
Volkan, Vamik. Blood Lines: From Ethnic Pride to Ethnic Terrorism. New York: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 1997.
Volkan, Vamik. "Ethnicity and Nationalism: A Psychoanalytic Perspective" Applied Psychology: An International Review 47 (1998): 45-57.
Volkan, Vamik D. "Large Group Identity and Chosen Trauma." Psychoanalysis Downunder 6 (2005).
Volkan, Vamik D. "The Next Chapter: Consequences of Societal Trauma." In Memory, Narrative, and Forgiveness: Reflecting on Ten Years of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Celebrating Archbishop Desmond Tutu's Live of Peaceful Justice. Capetown: University of Cape Town, 2006.
Volkan, Vamik. "A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Intergroup Hatred" Journal for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society 3 (1) (1998): 78-80.
Volkan, Vamik. "Psychoanalysis and Diplomacy, Part I: Individual and Large Group Identity" Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies. New York: Health Sciences Press, July, 1998.
Volkan, Vamik. "Psychoanalysis and Diplomacy, Part II: Large-group Rituals" Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies 1 (1999): 223-247.
Volkan, Vamik D. "What Some Monuments Tell Us About Mourning and Forgiveness." In Taking Wrongs Seriously: Apologies and Reconciliation, edited by Elazar Barkan and Alexander Karn, 115-31. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2006.
White, Cheryl, Jane Speedy, and David Denborough. "The Healing of memories: An interview with Fr. Michael Lapsley." International Journal of Narrative Therapy and Community Work 2(2002): 72-75.
White, Michael. "Working With People Who Are Suffering the Consequences of Multiple Trauma: A Narrative Perspective." International Journal of Narrative Therapy and Community Work 1(2004):45-76.
Woolf, L. M., and M.R. Hulsizer. Psychology Of Peace and Mass Violence: War, Ethnopolitical Conflict, Terrorism, and Peace. Washington, DC: Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology, Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Div. 2, APA), 2004. Available at https://teachpsych.org/resources/Documents/otrp/resources/woolf04war.pdf
Woolf, L. M., and M.R. Hulsizer. Psychology of peace and mass violence: Genocide, torture, and human rights. Washington, DC: Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology, Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Div. 2, APA), 2004. Available at https://teachpsych.org/resources/Documents/otrp/resources/woolf04war.pdf
Woolf, L. M., and M.R. Hulsizer. Psychology of peace and mass violence: Instructional resources. Washington, DC: Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology, Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Div. 2, APA), 2004. Available (pdf) at https://teachpsych.org/resources/Documents/otrp/resources/woolf04war.pdf
Woolf, L. M., and M.R. Hulsizer. "Psychosocial roots of genocide: Risk, prevention, and intervention." Journal of Genocide Research 7(2005), 101-128.
Worthington, Everett L., ed. Dimensions of Forgiveness: Psychological Research and Theological Perpsectives. Chicago, IL: Templeton Foundation Press, 1998.
Worthington, Everett L. Five Steps to Forgiveness: The Art and Science of Forgiving. New York: Crown Publishers, 2001.
Yoder, Carolyn P. The Little Book of Trauma Healing: When Violence Strikes and Community Security Is Threatened. Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 2005.
Zembylas, Michalinos. "The politics of trauma: empathy, reconciliation and peace education." Journal of Peace Education 4(2)(September 2007): 207-224.
Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding: A Selected Bibliography (formerly Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding: A Selected Bibliography). Copyright 1997-2008 Catherine Morris. All rights reserved.