The Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence is a growing organization consisting of psychologists, students, and professional affiliates from diverse disciplines and countries.

Our shared vision is the development of sustainable societies through the prevention of destructive conflict and violence, the amelioration of its consequences, the empowerment of individuals, and the building of cultures of peace and global community.

The Society was established in 1990 as the Division of Peace Psychology within the American Psychological Association, though belonging to APA is not required for belonging to the Division.


Small Grants: The Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence: Peace Psychology Division 48 of the American Psychological Association invites applications for small grants for research in peace psychology, development of peace psychology education programs, or community projects involving the application of peace psychology. Applications will be accepted through March 31, 2014 and the Div. 48 Small Grants Committee will announce decisions on May 15. (Read More)

Search for Peace Psychology Newsletter Editor: The Society is seeking an editor for Peace Psychology, the bi-yearly newsletter publication of the Division. This is an unpaid, three year, appointed position. Review of applicants will begin on January 31st and will continue until a final candidate is selected. (Read More)

Statement: Division 48 Endorses "Taking a Stand Against Racism: A Time to Act." Message from Dr. Kathleen Dockett, Division 48 Representative to APA Council. (Read More)

APA Monitor: The September APA Monitor features Peace and Conflict's special issue on Continuous Traumatic Stress (Vol. 19, No. 2, May 2013) with article by Tori DeAngelis, (read full article).




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