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Morton Deutsch: A Pioneer in Developing Peace Psychology by Peter T. Coleman

By Peter T. Coleman

Commemorating Morton Deutsch’s ninety fifth birthday, this e-book offers ten significant texts through this hugely revered social psychologist on conflict and peace. this primary quantity provides Deutsch in his position as a number one social technology activist on problems with struggle and peace – writing papers, making speeches and collaborating in demonstrations. After serving within the U.S. Air strength in the course of global conflict II and being presented amazing Flying move medals, as a psychologist he was resolute to paintings for a extra peaceable global. stimulated through Kurt Lewin, who believed that not anything used to be as sensible as an outstanding concept, Deutsch pursued theoretical paintings on such matters as cooperation-competition, clash solution and social justice in regards to problems with battle and peace. As President of the Society for the examine of Peace, clash and Violence, the Society for the mental learn of Social concerns and the foreign Society of Political Psychology, he helped to foster social technological know-how efforts to make for a extra peaceable world.

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There is also 32 1 Autobiography of Morton Deutsch … indirect evidence that the work readiness and actual work performance of students were also improved. Our data further indicated that students, teachers, and administrators had generally positive views about the training and its results. This study was the first longitudinal study of the effects of cooperative learning and conflict resolution training conducted in a very difficult school environment. It was also the first to go beyond the measurement of consumer satisfaction.

I also suggested that they hire Henry Riecken to establish a social science development group to develop existing social science knowledge for use in the Bell system. Although Bell interviewed Riecken, they did not implement this idea either. Hovland died in 1961, and about a year later I started to think about leaving the labs. I was getting tired of commuting from New York City to Murray Hill: I missed working with graduate students as well as the looser, less hierarchical atmosphere of a university; and I was bored by the special attention that our group was receiving.

It was an extremely valuable supplement to my work as an experimental social psychologist, which gives perspectives only on very narrow cross-sections of people’s lives. Psychoanalysis provided a longitudinal, developmental view in addition to glimpses into the internal psychodynamics underlying a person’s behavior in conflict situations. My psychoanalytic work stimulated my research interest in such topics as trust and suspicion and conflict. It has been a two-way street. My social psychological work on conflict, negotiation, and mediation has affected my therapeutic approach to the conflicts experienced by patients as well as my approach to marital therapy.

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