About the Book
The present edition is an endeavour in the same direction, with the collective wisdom of experts in the field, making a common cause in seeking to highlight the role of Psychology, as a useful tool in combating the issues for violence and terror, arising from and also resulting in the destructive conflicts, and in establishing and maintaining peace, by resolving such conflicts. This edition is a compilation of well researched 32 papers, conceived and presented by various experts, on the issue of conflict resolution and peace building, in a scenario when violence is either resorted to, or is the outcome itself. The twin purpose of theorizing and suggesting practical hints is achieved optimally in the book which covers a wide range of matters ranging from personal to impersonal; and local to universal. The book contains thirty two articles and has been divided into five parts. The issues relating to ‘Conceptual Foundations’ brings out the dynamics of violence, conflict and peace besides upcoming challenges. ‘Facts of Violence’ dwells on various stages of hostilities in the society. An attempt to trace a variety of determinants and correlates of conflicting, aggressive and violent behaviour has been made in ‘Genesis of Violence’. Articles related to ‘Mass Media’ have also been incorporated to have an overview of violence as seen, reported and handled by the media. Seven theoretical articles suggesting ideas, strategies and models for ‘Prevention of Violence’ have been incorporated in the fifth section of the book. The article under the ‘Future Perspective’ describes diverse influences that can lead to violence as also suggests ways and means to halt and prevent violence by fostering cultural changes that promote harmony and peace. This book is a useful guide to scholars, researchers and common readers alike.
About the Author
Dr. Neelam Rathee is presently working as Asstt. Professor, Department of Psychology, Govt. College for Girls, Chandigarh. She is a young and versatile researcher with an experience of more than ten years. Her interest areas of research are Psychophysiology, Health and Social Psychology. She has more than ten publications in National and International journals of repute. She is a dedicated teacher and established the Psychology Department in a Girls College in rural area at the onset of her teaching career. She is life member of many professional bodies in India and is International Affiliate of APA. Statistics and Research Methodology are her favourite areas. Being a qualified counsellor, she is also running a Free Online Counselling Service through her website – www.onlinecounselling4u.com.