"Nonkilling Psychology" Book Released
February 2011. The Center for Global Nonkilling has just released its latest book Nonkilling Psychology, which includes a selection of eighteen chapters prepared by members of its Nonkilling Psychology and Neuroscience Research Committees and edited by Daniel J. Christie and CGNK Director Joám Evans Pim. The volume can be downloaded for free from CGNK's website and paperback copies can be ordered at US$ 15.
This book demonstrates the rich diversity of research approaches developed so far within the field of psychology. In this collection of essays, one moves from biomedical aspects to moral dimensions, through various renditions of social psychology. The book is organized into three sections: (I) psychological causes and consequences of killing; (II) The prevention of killing: from interpersonal to international; and (III) personal transformation: from killing to nonkilling. What brings humans to kill each others or themselves? Is a nonkilling society possible? Answers have been attempted, unanswered questions have been raised, and unexplored issues wait for further investigation.
Authors include scholars such as Daniel J. Christie, Tracy A. Bedrosian, Randy J. Nelson, Marta Miklikowska, Douglas P. Fry, Rubén Ardila, Rachel M. MacNair, Michael B. Salzman, Mitch Hall, Marc Pilisuk, V. K. Kool, Rita Agrawal, Luis Moya Albiol, Joám Evans Pim, Annis Lai-chu Fung, Bess Yin-hung Lam, Joseph de Rivera, Milton Schwebel, Danica Borkovich Anderson, Todd Junkins, Darcia Narvaez, Adriano Zamperini, Luca Andrighetto, Marialuisa Menegatto, Daniel M. Mayton II, Anthony J. Marsella and Piero P. Giorgi, from CGNK's Nonkilling Research Committeess.