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By Daniel Mayton (auth.)

Recent traits and occasions world wide have elevated public curiosity in nonviolence, pacifism, and peace psychology in addition to specialist curiosity around the social sciences. Nonviolence and Peace Psychology assembles a number of views to create a extra accomplished and nuanced knowing of the techniques and phenomena of nonviolence than is generally visible at the topic. via this varied literature—spanning psychology, political technological know-how, non secular reports, anthropology, and sociology—peace psychologist Dan Mayton offers readers the chance to view nonviolence as a physique of ideas, a approach of pragmatics, and a technique for social swap. this crucial volume:

  • Draws severe differences among nonviolence, pacifism, and similar concepts.
  • Classifies nonviolence when it comes to its scope (intrapersonal, interpersonal, societal, international) and pacifism in accordance with political and situational dimensions.
  • Applies normal mental thoughts similar to ideals, factors, tendencies, and values to outline nonviolent activities and behaviors.
  • Brings sociohistorical and cross-cultural context to peace psychology.
  • Analyzes a century’s worthy of nonviolent social motion, from the pathbreaking paintings of Gandhi and King to the braveness to Refuse circulate in the Israeli militia.
  • Reviews methodological and dimension matters in nonviolence examine, and indicates components for destiny study.

Although extra cognizance is ordinarily dedicated to violence and aggression in the social sciences, Nonviolence and Peace Psychology unearths a powerful wisdom base and a framework for peacebuilding paintings, granting peace psychologists, activists, and mediators new percentages for the transformative strength of nonviolence

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