Promoting Peace: Some Perspectives from Counseling Psychology

  • Barbara A. Kidney
Part of the Peace Psychology Book Series book series (PPBS)


This chapter describes a conceptual framework for exploring issues of peace at the local, national, and international levels, from the standpoint of the ordinary person. This framework is drawn from some fundamental concepts from the field of counseling psychology, including basic, and often implicit, moral values and values about healthy psychological functioning at intrapersonal and interpersonal levels. By means of strategies often used by counseling psychologists in assisting their clients to develop specific ideas for intra- and interpersonal improvements, readers are invited to gain clarity on how they define and recognize the presence (and absence) of peace, and to consider how their present and potential future feasible actions as average citizens impact peace on local, national, and global levels.


Peace Creating peace Conceptualizing peace Counseling psychology and peace Self-efficacy and peace Moral values and peace Group dynamics and peace Addiction and peace Psychology of peace Feasible actions to promote peace 


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  • Barbara A. Kidney
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  1. 1.NewburghUSA

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