Posted on November 24, 2015 by kathiemmThe great Bartholdi statue, liberty enlightening the world: the gift of France to the American people.Image by Currier & Ives and in the public domain.She must be weeping. We should all weep.Certainly racism…See More
Posted on July 24, 2015 by kathiemm“American Square” by Soymonk1. Image licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.**The latest rampage, as of this writing (I expect there will have been more by the time this is posted), was…See More
What Planet Does He Live On? Oracle, Optimist, Ostrich, or Obfuscator? Part 4.Posted on July 14, 2015 by kathiemmA silhouette showing a police officer striking a person, symbolising police brutality.Artwork by liftarn and is in the public domain.In regard to his…See More
Oracle, Optimist, Ostrich, or Obfuscator? Part 3.Posted on July 9, 2015 by kathiemmDragging Guantanamo captive. Image by Shane T. McCoy and is in the public domain.Among the types of violence that …See More
Posted on June 26, 2015 by kathiemmPhotograph of the slave auction block at Green Hill Plantation, Campbell County, Virginia. Image is in the public domain.Among the questions Bob Dylan asked us many decades…See More
"There was an event I attended years ago. A conference, held in Denver, at Denver University, which if I remember correctly, had a focus on "Peace building and trauma." Many in attendance were social workers by trade. The…"
The postulates and prophesies of the impressively credentialed psychologist and cognitive scientist Steven Pinker, formerly at MIT and now at Harvard, appear to be everywhere. He is a darling of the New York Times and endless variations on his ex cathedra pronouncements concerning a purported global decline in violence echo across the media. Violence, he intones repeatedly, “has been in decline for…See More
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Many years ago, I was a history major at Swarthmore College, where I developed my interests in history, politics, psychology, teaching, service, and peace. Following graduation, I became a Special Education teacher, and received an Ed.D. in Special Education. I am currently a Professor of Psychology at Boston University and Director of the Group on International Perspectives on Governmental Aggression and Peace (GIPGAP). Since 1980, when I was a postdoctoral fellow on the family violence team at Children’s Hospital in Boston, I have conducted extensive research on family violence as well as on perspectives on war and peace. I regularly teach undergraduate and graduate courses focusing on the family and on family violence, as well as a summer course on the Psychology of War and Peace. I am the first author of several books, including Treating Child Abuse and Family Violence in Hospitals, and Family Violence in a Cultural Perspective with Denise Hines. I am the editor of the book International Perspectives on Family Violence and Abuse: A Cognitive Ecological Approach, co-author, with Denise Hines. My current focus is primarily on cross-cultural and international perspectives on governmental aggression and peace. I have edited a four-volume series of books for Praeger Security International on State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People. I have recently completed two volumes for Springer that are due to be published this year: International Handbook on War, Torture, and Terrorism, and International Handbook on Peace and Reconciliation. My primary involvement now is with my blog, http://engagingpeace.com. Please visit and submit your comments.
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international perspectives on governmental aggression and peace.
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Malley-Morrison,K., Corgan,M., & Castanheira, H.(2007, Fall). Security as an individual and international issue. International Psychology Bulletin, 11, 30-32.
Malley-Morrison, K., & Castanheira, C. (2008). Can governmental aggression be acceptable? Views from the United States and Spain. International Psychology Bulletin, 12(1), 16-21.
Castanheira, C., Corgan, M. & Malley-Morrison, K. (2008, Spring/Summer). Assumptions about national security in the U.S. & U.K. Peace Psychology, 17(1), 9-11.
Castanheira, C., Corgan, M. & Malley-Morrison, K. (2007). Is peace possible? Citizens’ views. Peace Psychology
Corgan, M., Malley-Morrison, K., & Castanheira , H. (2008, in press). Peace restoration: An ecological formulation. Peace Psychology
Corgan, M., & Malley-Morrison, K. (2008, Spring). Operation URGENT FOLLY. International Psychology Bulletin, 28-30.
Hello Kathleen. I am a retired educator of thirty years service and I am doing some writing as a way of re-examining, and recovering from, those years in the classroom. I remember the day the twin towers went down. I was serving as assistant principal at Martin Junior High in the Barrio of East Austin, Texas. The following day I met one of my history teacher's in the hallway and I asked her specifically how she was using that horrific event to help kids understand what was going on. She looked at me and said, "I don't have time to lecture on the twin towers... I'm covering the civil war." I was floored. It took me back to 1968 during the Viet Nam war. My father had already served two tours in the jungles near An Khe. I was a high school senior at that time, the draft was on, and I was headed to Viet Nam as soon as I graduated. There were many, many events taking place at that time, although my teachers never allowed us to make any connection between what was inside the textbook and what was actually taking place in the real world, the very scary world I was about to enter.
Could you please give me your take on the state of history teaching in respect to account I just gave you? I would very much appreciate your input.
Many thanks for your lovely comments on my blog! I have subscribed to Engaging Peace, and look forward to reading more if the little my tired eyes were able to transmit is anything to go by. Yes, i would be happy to offer my own stories :)
Thanks dear for appreciating my view ,this is just my feeling that we are all being ,living life are interconnected with each other and being a conscious human being we have a greater responsibility to look forward for well being of all being .
I really appreciate you all for bringing together to all human being in to the fold of great universal brotherhood.
Dear friend "Vasudev kutumbkam" entire world is a family, this was a teaching of our Indian culture and tradition. We created countries, boundaries,religions.But this is the time to realize that we are one, our source of life and breath is same , we naturally interconnected with each other.When we understand this simple thing then we must understand how our and other's life is equally important, valuable and respectable.God has given us a human life to look after the wellbeing of all living life in this planet. shyam
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