Linda Tropp, PhD, who directs the Psychology of Peace and Violence Program
at the University of Massachusetts Amherst,
requires students in her doctoral program to
intern at peace-building organizations around
the world where they can see “how and why
their research might be useful,” she says.
Div. 48 President Gil Reyes,
PhD, hopes to attract more
psychologists to the study of peace
and conflict. The division’s theme
for APA’s Annual Convention in
Orlando, Fla., Aug. 2–5, is “Healing
the Wounds of War and Violence.”
To learn more and to join the
Society for the Study for Peace,
Conflict and Violence: Peace
Psychology Division, visit www.
Dr. Linda Tropp sends her students to study conflict around the world.
JULY/AUGUST 2012 • MONITOR ON PSYCHOLOGY