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

Here is the complete schedule for Division 48 programming at the APA Convention in Washington, D. C. August 2-7, 2017. 

From the Newsletter ...

Photo courtesy of Alice LoCicero

Photo courtesy of Alice LoCicero

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Learning from Standing Rock
Alice LoCicero, President-elect
… For non-natives, noticing the patience and listening attentively is the first lesson: That there is a different way to engage—that unwavering focus with determination to meet a known goal is not the only—and not always the best approach. That pushing someone to get to the point might lead you to miss the point entirely. … 

… This experiment in democracy, sustainability, justice, egalitarianism and community, was not viewed favorably by the larger community. It was viewed with suspicion, hatred, and condemnation. And the response of the authorities in the nearby non-native communities, with the support of non-native community members, was unbridled, unjustified, absurd levels of violence, both direct and indirect. Violence toward the water protectors and toward the water itself. …

… For those who want to know more about, and to support, the ongoing actions of the water protector community, you will not learn much from the mainstream press. I suggest you look for the many Facebook groups about Standing Rock, and also to look to our Native colleagues through the organization Society of Indian Psychologists. Or you may contact me — Alice LoCicero, President-elect, APA Division 48: Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence. Read the complete post.

APA Division 48: The Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict and Violence is pleased to announce the 2018 National Conference on Psychology and Peace. The purpose of the conference is to explore the ways that psychology and psychologists can contribute to peace. The conference is designed to promote engagement by psychologists from all specialties on questions of research and practice concerning the psychological dimensions of peace and peacemaking.
The program will include scholarly presentations, continuing education skill-building workshops, and keynote speakers. In addition, collaborative working groups of all participants -- student, early career and senior scholars -- will focus special attention on building research, practice, and advocacy agendas for the future of peace psychology. The conference will be held on 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. 


  • 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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