Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence
APA Division 48

Registration is open for Psychology & Peace 2018

Conference opens at 8:30 a.m. Friday and concludes before 1:30 p.m. Sunday following a banquet lunch.

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Psychology & Peace 2018

Registration and Scholarships
Information about registration is available at Information for Registration. Registration will open on September 1, 2017. $100 registration scholarships are available to students who are APA Division 48 members and who register before the early registration deadline. A limited number of additional travel awards are available to participants in the Paper-in-a-Day event.

The purpose of Psychology & Peace 2018 is to explore the ways that psychology and psychologists from all specialties can contribute to peace and peacemaking.

The program will include scholarly presentations, skill-building workshops, and featured speakers. In addition, collaborative work groups of conference participants will focus special attention on building research, practice, and advocacy agendas for the future of peace psychology. The conference will host a Paper-in-a-Day event on March 8 at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

The conference will welcome an international audience to the campus of the University of Notre Dame on March 9-11, 2018, sponsored by APA Division 48 and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

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Featured Speakers

Three Ways that Rapid Global Warming Increases Violence
Craig A. Anderson, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor, Iowa State University

The Power of the Active Bystander: Preventing Genocide and Other Violence and Promoting Reconciliation
Ervin Staub, PhD
Professor of Psychology, emeritus, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Using Research to Prevent School-Based Bullying: Creating Peaceful Schools and Communities
Dorothy L. Espelage, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, University of Florida

Accomplishing Collaboration: Multidisciplinary Research in Peace Studies
Asher Kaufman, PhD
John M. Regan Jr. Director, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame

On Whose Authority? Decolonizing Peacework
Kathryn Norsworthy, PhD
APA 2017 International Humanitarian Award recipient

The Past, Present, and Future of Peace Psychology: A Panel
Panel Members — Richard V. Wagner, PhD, Michael G. Wessells, PhD, Susan Opotow, PhD;
Daniel J. Christie, PhD, Fatali Moghaddam, PhD, Diane Bretherton PhD, Linden Nelson, PhD, Chair.


  • Do you want to apply your expertise in your specialty of psychology to promoting peace?
  • Are you a student, professor, practitioner, or ally of peace psychology?
  • Do you advocate for peace, train peacemakers, or do research on peace, conflict, or violence?
  • Do you want to collaborate, participate, and celebrate peace with like-minded colleagues and friends?

If you answered YES to one or more of the "test" questions, please join us!

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