Our Faculty, Students and Graduates in the News
Ervin Staub is profiled in an NBC News piece. A Holocaust survivor, Staub has pioneered active bystander training to limit violence between police and the public. (NBC News, 7/19/20)
Ervin Staub was interviewed on WBUR Boston radio show on June 24, 2020 on how it is possible to change police behavior
He developed "active bystander" police training, so officers can stop their colleagues from doing unnecessary harm. This training has been implemented in New Orleans.
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Linda Tropp was invited to speak for a segment on WWLP's TV show Mass Appeal on understanding the state of race relations where they discussed the motivation behind recent protests calling for racial justice and an end to police violence against Black Americans. June 30, 2020
Ervin Staub, Emeritus Professor of psychology and founding director of the Psychology of Peace and Violence Program, is cited in an article examining ways to teach police offers to become active bystanders to prevent instances of brutality or injustice. Staub’s research on bystanders led to his co-creation of New Orleans’ Ethical Policing is Courageous (EPIC) program. (Pew Stateline, 6/5/20)
Peace program former post-doctoral researcher Hanne Watkins and Professor Berni Leidner have published a post on Character & Context, the blog from the Society of Personality and Social Psychology.