Peace Psychology Book Series

Forgiveness and Reconciliation

Psychological Pathways to Conflict Transformation and Peace Building

Authors: Kalayjian, Ani, Paloutzian, Raymond F.

  • Identifies the central issues related with forgiveness and reconciliation
  • Inclusive, multidisciplinary, multi-ethnic, multi-generational and international perspectives and pathways
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About this book

Anger, hatred, resentment, grudges—when the products of conflict smolder for years, decades, or centuries, the idea of peace may seem elusive and unrealistic. At the same time, people and societies need to move beyond these negative traumatic effects so they can heal. Forgiveness and Reconciliation explores in depth two different yet essential components of this peace-building process.

Unlike most books on the subject, which tend to focus on the individual’s development of forgiveness from a single perspective, Forgiveness and Reconciliation reaches across the spectrum of approaches—socio-psychological, biopsychological, therapeutic, developmental, and spiritual among them—to offer examples of intervention at the individual, community, generational, and national levels. This inclusiveness (and a range of real-world illustrations from U.S. race relations to the Armenian genocide) gives readers access to not only the core issues of forgiveness and the dialogic nature of reconciliation, but also the intersecting psychological and social processes involved as they affect all participants in conflict.

Highlights of the coverage:

  • Reconciliation efforts in Rwanda, Darfur, India, and Pakistan.
  • Restorative conferencing and its role in fostering forgiveness.
  • Lessons in empathy and repentance from lifers in prison.
  • Promoting reconciliation through arts and the media.
  • The potential for forgiveness despite revisionism, denial, and continued injustice.
  • Reconciliation in the divided society.

Forgiveness and Reconciliation breaks new ground as a volume that will enhance the work of social and peace psychologists, students and researchers in intergroup and international relations, and peace and conflict studies.

About the authors

Dr. Anie Kalayjian is a professor of psychology at Fordham University. She is also President of the Association for Disaster and Mass Trauma Studies and the Armenian American Society for Studies on Stress and Genocide. Dr. Kalayjian has been involved at the United Nations for the past fifteen years, where she works with several departments focusing on human rights, women, and mental health.

Dr. Raymond F. Paloutzian received his doctoral degree from Claremont Graduate School and has been a professor of experimental and social psychology at Westmont College, Santa Barbara since 1981. He has been a visiting professor teaching psychology of religion at Stanford University and Guest Professor at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the Western Psychological Association, and has served as President of APA Division 36 (Psychology & Religion). He is currently the editor of The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion.

Reviews

From the reviews: “This book is full of insights and analyses that help the reader to apply forgiveness and reconciliation to any interpersonal or international conflict. … This is not just another academic book about an obscure topic, namely, psychology and peacebuilding, but a truly useful handbook on getting beyond war and violence. … This fundamentally practical and needed book adds … essential to the literature by defending the value of the harder road.” (Michael Funk Deckard, Metapsychology Online Reviews, Vol. 14 (21), May, 2010)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction: Issues and Themes in Forgiveness and Reconciliation

    Kalayjian, Ani (et al.)

    Pages 3-10

  • A Systemic Framework for Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Peace: Interconnecting Psychological and Social Processes

    Massey, Robert F. (et al.)

    Pages 11-32

  • Forgiveness and Relational Ethics: The Perspective of the Contextual Therapist

    Ducommun-Nagy, Catherine

    Pages 33-54

  • The Psychology of Forgiveness in the World Religions

    Farhadian, Charles E. (et al.)

    Pages 55-70

  • The Bullet and Its Meaning: Forgiveness, Nonforgiveness, and Their Confrontation

    Paloutzian, Raymond F.

    Pages 71-80

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $269.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-6219-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Forgiveness and Reconciliation
Book Subtitle
Psychological Pathways to Conflict Transformation and Peace Building
Authors
Series Title
Peace Psychology Book Series
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-0181-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-0181-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-0180-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-6219-5
Series ISSN
2197-5779
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 306
Topics