Psychology Of Peacemaking Discussed In Amsterdam

Anatol Rapoport and I represented SfP at the 9th annual meeting of the Intl Soc. of Political Psychology this summer in Amsterdam. The ISPP brings together academics from all the social and behavioural sciences (even the occasional biologist) with theorists and practitioners of politics from all parts of the world.

This year peace and conflict research was the official theme of 40 out of the 70 sessions of the conference. Israeli and Palestinian scholars shared the president’s session. Dutch peace activists invited examination of their strategies and Soviet and American scholars discussed cold war issues.

Next year’s meetings are July 4-7 in San Francisco. Contact Dr. Rosalind Lorwin, Dept. of Psychology, San Diego Univ., CA USA 92182.