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Dr. Chris E. Stout, a clinical psychologist, Founding Director of the Center for Global Initiatives, and professor at the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has studied the impact of globalization on people's lives. Throughout a 20-year career, Dr. Stout has focused on the interconnectedness of global matters, such as conflict, war, global health and poverty. Dr. Stout has worked as special representative to the United Nations for the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues and is author of The Integration of Psychological Principles in Policy Development and co-editor of The Psychology of Diplomacy. As the challenges of globalization become more pressing, Dr. Stout addresses how psychology can help combat poverty and create a more sustainable world.


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Handbook of International Disaster Psychology:  Practices and ProgramsHandbook of International Disaster Psychology: Practices and programs
By Gilbert Reyes & Gerard A. Jacobs


A remarkable team of expert authors provides firsthand accounts from disaster survivors around the globe, enabling readers to understand the lingering trauma and mental wounds that might otherwise go unrecognized, yet last a lifetime. These are the men, women, and children who the new field of disaster psychology seeks to heal. They include survivors of torture, terrorism, genocide attempts, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunami, and other manmade or natural disasters. This set of books is the most comprehensive available resource explaining the practices and principles that have been employed, and are being employed, to heal them.


Edition: illustrated
Published by Greenwood Publishing Group, 2006
ISBN 027598317X, 9780275983178
1000 pages


The Psychology of Resolving Global Conflicts: From War to PeaceThe Psychology of Resolving Global Conflicts: From War to Peace
By Mari Fitzduff & Chris E. Stout


A team of top experts from across the nation and around the world presents issues of war, conflict resolution, and stable peace. They explain how men and women are transformed into perpetrators of genocide, how neighbors become sworn enemies, the cultural and psychological origins of war, and even the neuropsychology of conflict. Considering these elements together allows us to understand more clearly the violent world that surrounds us, and serves as a precursor for examining models for resolving conflict and building peace. Finally, an exploration of what it means to wage a "successful" war holds profound implications about what a victory in the war against terrorism would look like. These books bring attention to a variety of elements that will inform military studies, psychology, and sociology scholars and students. It will also inform researchers in many fields and at many levels who aim to understand the underlying causes of longstanding and emerging conflicts and the methods that may finally bring resolution and peace.


Edition: illustrated
Published by Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated, 2005
ISBN 0275982017, 9780275982010
1088 pages


Resilience for Today: Gaining Strength from AdversityResilience for Today: Gaining Strength from Adversity
By Edith Henderson Grotberg


The increased bombardment of information on the world's dangers, from imminent disasters to terror and wars reported in the media, make us particularly vulnerable to stress and feelings of helplessness. This volume is unique in describing how to promote resilience in different groups, under different circumstances, and dealing with different adversities.


Published by Greenwood Publishing Group, 2003
ISBN 0275979849, 9780275979843
281 pages

Who Benefits From Global Violence and War: Uncovering A Destructive SystemWho Benefits From Global Violence and War: Uncovering A Destructive System
By Marc Pilisuk, Jennifer Achord Rountree


Military, economic, and environmental violence in the era of globalization cause immense suffering and may ultimately threaten the existence of life as we know it, but author Pilisuk explains that the future can change if we understand and act upon the roots of violence. A Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Human and Community Development, Pilisuk explains how most violence is the product of human-built social order in which some people and institutions control most of the resources, make the decisions that necessitate violence, and operate with minimal accountability. The common root of war, poverty, environmental destruction and other forms of violence is spotlighted. Such violence, says Pilisuk, is a natural consequence of a system inordinately influenced by a relatively small, interconnected group of corporate, military and government leaders with the power to instill fear, to increase their excessive fortunes and to restrict information, particularly about their own clandestine dealings. This text includes scholarship hailing from across disciplines, combined with information from investigative journalism and insights from non-profit watchdog groups, all shedding light on centralized power and its effects. Pilisuk presents material including the range of tactics used to manipulate and destroy adversaries, the human capacity to kill as a challenge, and how media is used by powerful groups to manipulate fear and maintain their power. Here readers find solid social science to support what whistle blowers and social critics are observing about a system that needs change.


Published by Greenwood Publishing Group, 2008
ISBN 027599435X, 9780275994358
316 pages

Trauma psychology: issues in violence, disaster, health, and illnessTrauma psychology: issues in violence, disaster, health, and illness

By Elizabeth K. Carll


Edition: illustrated
Published by Greenwood Publishing Group, 2007
ISBN 0275985318, 9780275985318







The Integration of Psychological Principles in Policy Development

The Integration of Psychological Principles in Policy Development
By Chris E. Stout


The thrust of this book is to educate policymakers, academics, political scientists, and others as to the beneficial use of psychological principles within a multidisciplinary framework to aid in the development of more productive policy. Contributors to this volume offer an integrative, collaborative, synergistic approach to effecting positive change. The book's goal is threefold: to offer a varied collection of solutions and models of applications of psychological principles; to collect a diverse group of experts (academics, theorists, and practitioners) whose expertise spans some of the top managed care firms, institutions of higher learning, national consultants, schools, and health care facilities; and to integrate this collection of "pragmatic theorists" into one volume with a general, but common focus - improving society.


Edition: illustrated
Published by Greenwood Publishing Group, 1996
ISBN 0275950115, 9780275950118
286 pages

The Psychology of Diplomacy

The Psychology of Diplomacy
By Harvey J. Langholtz, Chris E. Stout


The first book focused on diplomacy from a psychological perspective, this work features 12 top diplomats and psychologists examining issues and approaches. Factors considered include the implicit and explicit ground rules for the interaction of diplomats, and their assumptions about their own roles and those of their counterparts. The book explores the vital question: Do diplomats meet to work out agreements and solutions for the common benefit of humanity, or is it the responsibility of a diplomat to seek advantage for his or her own nation at the expense of others? The topics include ethnic rivalry, water resources, and financial issues. In some cases in this text, the views of psychologists and diplomats are consistent. But there is a gap between the two disciplines. Psychologists tend to be more idealistic, egalitarian, and theory-based, while the diplomats most often focus on the practical realities of dealing with their counterparts and issues where opposing nations seek divergent outcomes. The actual implementation of diplomacy, and the psychology of diplomacy, takes place not at the global or macro levels, but instead at the one-on-one, micro level. This volume will appeal to students and scholars in students, scholars, and practitioners in psychology, international relations, peace studies, and political science.


Edition: illustrated
Published by Greenwood Publishing Group, 2004
ISBN 0275971449, 9780275971441
276 pages