Hanne M. Watkins joins Peace Program

We welcome Hannah M. Watkins to the Peace program as a Post Doctoral Fellow in Fall, 2018

Hanne M. Watkins holds a BA (Hons.) in Psychology and Linguistics, and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Melbourne, in Australia. She also completed her Ph.D. in Social Psychology at the University of Melbourne, in 2016. Her main research interests are moral psychology, intergroup conflict, and philosophical “just war theory,” which is why her thesis was on how people make moral judgments about killing in war.

Topol Summit brings together nonviolence scholars, practitioners and students

For the sixty scholars, practitioners, and students who gathered for the 2017 Topol Summit on Transforming the Research and Practice of Nonviolent Activism, the day was an opportunity to share ideas and inspiration across fields—and to strategize about how to use their individual perspectives and expertise to find new, creative approaches to conflict resolution.

Our Faculty, Students and Graduates in the News

Brooke Burrows in collaboration with Drs. Bernhard Leidner and Gilad Hirschberger was awarded a Prof. Rahamimoff Travel Grant for Young Scientists of the US-Israel Binational Science Foundation

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In collaboration with Drs. Bernhard Leidner and Gilad Hirschberger, Brooke Burrows, a PBS graduate student in the Psychology of Peace and Violence Program, was recently awarded a Prof. Rahamimoff Travel Grant for Young Scientists of the US-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF). The award sponsors collaborative research in Israel, with the proposed research examining how reconciliation processes may be impacted by public expressions of suffering.  
 

Hanne M. Watkins Research Studies If Behavior Can Be Changed on Climate Crisis

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One of the more complex problems facing social psychologists today is whether any intervention can move people to change their behavior about climate change and protecting the environment for the sake of future generations. Now researchers Hanne Melgård Watkins at UMass Amherst and Geoffrey Goodwin at the University of Pennsylvania report after their recent experiments that an intergenerational reciprocity approach ­– asking people to reflect on sacrifices made in the past by others for their benefit today – may generate gratitude and a sense of moral obligation to people in the future.

Linda Tropp gives talk for The International Organization for Migration

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Linda Tropp gave a talk for The International Organization for Migration in Geneva Switzerland in October 2019
Title - Contact-based interventions: Forging partnerships between academic researchers and non-governmental organizations. Workshop on Promoting Good Relations, Joint Global Initiative on Diversity,Inclusion and Social Cohesion.

 

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