Dec 08, 2023
PSY 2540 - Psychology of Peace and Cooperation
This lecture- and discussion-based course introduces undergraduate students to the ways in which psychology can be used to further the study of peace between individuals, groups, and societies. The course is divided into five sections: (1) What psychology can contribute to the study of peace; (2) The psychology of peace at the individual/dispositional level; (3) The psychology of peace at the interpersonal/relational level; (4) The psychology of peace at the intergroup/collective level; and (5) Achieving peace and building cooperation in society. Students gain a greater appreciation of both psychological theories related to peace and application of these theories to real-world issues (e.g., how peace can actually be achieved).
Requisites: PSY 1010
Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Arch: Connected World
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 2SS
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.5 lecture, 1.5 discussion
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Students will be able to apply psychological theories of peace to real-world issues and current events.
- Students will be able to critique research findings related to the psychological study of peace.
- Students will be able to design possible interventions aimed at achieving peace and building cooperation in social contexts.
- Students will be able to distinguish between productive and counterproductive means of achieving peace.
- Students will be able to identify different approaches to studying peace psychology.
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