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Peace Psychology Book Series

Nonviolence and Peace Psychology

Authors: Mayton II, Daniel

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  • The emphasis on methodological issues pertaining to research on nonviolence should be attractive to researchers and graduate students
  • Includes the treatment of both the macro and micro aspects of nonviolence
  • Selected chapters includes annotated bibliographies to highlight further readings that elaborate on issues discussed
  • The notion of looking at nonviolence has become popular from political, sociological, anthropological, and historical perspectives
  • Makes the psychology of nonviolence accessible to academics and professionals
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About this book

Recent trends and events worldwide have increased public interest in nonviolence, pacifism, and peace psychology as well as professional interest across the social sciences. Nonviolence and Peace Psychology assembles multiple perspectives to create a more comprehensive and nuanced understanding of the concepts and phenomena of nonviolence than is usually seen on the subject. Through this diverse literature—spanning psychology, political science, religious studies, anthropology, and sociology—peace psychologist Dan Mayton gives readers the opportunity to view nonviolence as a body of principles, a system of pragmatics, and a strategy for social change. This important volume:

  • Draws critical distinctions between nonviolence, pacifism, and related concepts.
  • Classifies nonviolence in terms of its scope (intrapersonal, interpersonal, societal, global) and pacifism according to political and situational dimensions.
  • Applies standard psychological concepts such as beliefs, motives, dispositions, and values to define nonviolent actions and behaviors.
  • Brings sociohistorical and cross-cultural context to peace psychology.
  • Analyzes a century’s worth of nonviolent social action, from the pathbreaking work of Gandhi and King to the Courage to Refuse movement within the Israeli armed forces.
  • Reviews methodological and measurement issues in nonviolence research, and suggests areas for future study.

Although more attention is traditionally devoted to violence and aggression within the social sciences, Nonviolence and Peace Psychology reveals a robust knowledge base and a framework for peacebuilding work, granting peace psychologists, activists, and mediators new possibilities for the transformative power of nonviolence

Reviews

From the reviews: “Mayton (Lewis-Clark State College) presents the foundations of peace psychology in this release in the ‘Peace Psychology Book Series.’ … this accessible book will serve both experienced and inexperienced readers in psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science, and philosophy. … Each chapter includes an annotated list of relevant recommended reading and Web sites. … gives specific recommendations for future research. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.” (E. E. Gratz, Choice, Vol. 47 (7), March, 2010) “Mayton has written an impressive and scholarly text that blends theory, historical references, and empirical research to address the nuances of nonviolence from an intrapersonal to cultural and societal level. … Nonviolence and Peace Psychology is an essential text for individuals across a range of domains from education to clinical practice. … Each chapter is well organized, carefully researched, inclusive of critical evaluation of the theory and research, and extensively referenced. … this book will make a valuable addition to anyone’s personal or university library.” (Linda M. Woolf, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 55 (24), June, 2010)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook 118,99 €
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 155,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-89347-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Softcover 155,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-2792-7
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nonviolence and Peace Psychology
Authors
Series Title
Peace Psychology Book Series
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-89348-8
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-89348-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-89347-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2792-7
Series ISSN
2197-5779
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 294
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations
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