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We are currently accepting applications for graduate studies
in Social Psychology with a concentration in the Psychology of Peace and Violence.

For information on: 
The Psychology of Peace and Violence Program click here
Our faculty members and their research interests click here
How to apply click here

Application deadline: January 2, 2016

 Feel free to get in touch with the faculty member you would be interested in working with in advance.

We are looking forward to your application!

Psychology of Peace and Violence Program Faculty, Students and Graduates in the News

N.E. Psychologist interviewed Linda Tropp about The Psychology of Peace and Violence Program

Linda Tropp, who has written several books on group dynamics and prejudice reduction, has received awards for her work and has presented social science evidence in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on racial integration, spoke with New England Psychologist’s Catherine Robertson Souter about the work she and her co-faculty members are doing with the UMass program and how their graduates are working to illuminate all sides of the issue of violence.

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Linda Tropp comments in a story about "implicit bias" in the Amherst schools on NEPR

The Amherst, Massachusetts, public schools have been talking a lot about race since last year, when an African-American math teacher was the target of racist graffiti around the high school. In response, the school committee created a task force to advise it on matters of “equity.” Now, task force members want the district to tackle a more subtle form of racism — something called “implicit bias.