Units of Study

PACS6921 - Peace of Mind: The Psychology of Peace

Summer Late, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Annabel McGoldrick


This unit explores the contribution of psychology to understanding the causes of violence and promotion of peace. We examine psychological theories of individual and collective violence and apply them to conflict prevention and transformation. Students gain an appreciation of the psychology of trauma and healing, enmity and empathy, and nonviolence and reconciliation. Approaches to peacemaking and peacebuilding which address psychological needs and fears and focus on attaining 'peace of mind' are considered as strategies for attaining peace in the world.


1x1000wd equivalent oral presentation (15%) 1x1000wd written report (15%), 1x3000wd essay (60%), and class participation (10%)


26 hours of seminar

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