Educational Resources


  • Directory of Peace Psychology Courses  2009 - 2010 - Open the Word Document

    This effort to collect information about peace psychology courses was initiated in March 2009 with announcements on the Internet lists for APA Division 48 [div48announce] and for the peace education subgroups of Div. 48 and Psychologists for Social Responsibility [psysr-pe-announce].  The announcement asked readers to provide information about such courses “if a college or university of which you are affiliated currently offers what you would consider to be a course in peace psychology.”  The announcement was also circulated on the Peace Education Commission listserv and a European social psychology listserv, and the search for relevant courses included examination of syllabi on Web sites for the International Society of Political Psychology and the Social Psychology Network.  Additional courses were identified in surveys of Div. 48 members in spring 2010 that included the request “if you teach a course that involves peace psychology please list the title here.”

    The directory has two parts.  The first list includes only those courses that include both the word “psychology” and the word “peace” in the course title.  The second list includes all other courses that survey responders identified as “peace psychology courses” or as “courses involving peace psychology” regardless of the course titles.  Both lists include only courses that are currently or regularly offered.  Each course entry includes title of course, teacher’s name if available, institution name, institution location, and contact information.  Most of the listings are undergraduate courses, but some are graduate level [the announcement did not ask for course level]. 

  • Resources concerning the use and effects of torture

The Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence: Peace Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association (APA) concurs with the policy of the APA in condemning the use of torture wherever it occurs. This web page includes the text of the APA policy statement, an annotated bibliography of relevant resources, and a listing of Internet resources. Click here for more information.

  • Peace Psychology Resource Project, a Division 48 new initiative!

The Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence: Peace Psychology is launching this new initiative to facilitate the teaching of peace psychology. The Peace Psychology Resource Project consists of a web site with syllabi, unique class assignments, and valuable links to additional materials.

If you have a unique assignment, would like to your syllabus included, have developed peace psychology curriculum resources, or want to participate in the project as a reviewer, please contact Linda M. Woolf at

  • Peace Education information from Psychologists for Social Responsibility

The Peace Education Action Committee has provided a number of links to committee projects and reports. These reports include:

  • Graduate programs in peace psychology
  • Evaluation of middle school peace education curricula
  • Peace education from a psychological perspective
A number of other resources from Psychologists for Social Responsibility can be found on the Peace Psychology Resource Project web page.


  • Graduate Level Curriculum for Trauma Intervention and Conflict Resolution In Ethnopolitical Warfare

Authored by the Ethnopolitical Warfare Curriculum Conference Planning Task Force of the Steering Committee of the Joint Initiative on Ethnopolitical Warfare of theAmerican and Canadian Psychological Associations. Secretariat of the Task Force: Psychologists for Social Responsibility, National Office, Washington, DC, May 1, 2001. Click here for more information.