A psicologia da paz

Translated title of the contribution: The psychology of peace

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This article presents the historical and conceptual context of Peace Psychology. The main goal of this research area is to apply the knowledge and methods of Psychology with a view to prevent conflicts and promote human rights and peace. The psychological focus on such topics took place within the context of the Cold War: concerns about the possibility of a nuclear war encouraged some psychologists to contribute to efforts of war prevention and peace promotion. Since then, Peace Psychology has offered important contributions at the level of research and intervention in this domain, particularly within the United States context. Although in most european countries this research area is booming, it still remains relatively unknown in Portugal.
Translated title of the contributionThe psychology of peace
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)47-61
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Peace psychology
  • Human rights
  • Structural violence
  • Positive peace


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