Below are brief introductions to current projects within PsySR’s Program on Education for Social Responsibility, along with links for those interested in more information about how to get involved.
In some cases, participation in projects is limited to PsySR members only; in other instances, PsySR works with outside organizations to pursue projects of mutual concern. If you have an idea for a new PsySR project, you can learn more about how to submit a member-initiated project proposal HERE.
Peace Education in Our Schools
This project of PsySR's Program on Education for Social Responsibility, in collaboration with Division 48 (Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence) of the APA, offers a moderated listserv and a broad range of teaching resources for peace education for K-12 and college level students. Learn More »
"Psychology for Social Change: Strategies That Work" Guide
PsySR's "Psychology for Social Change: Strategies That Work" guide provides important examples of the crucial role that psychological knowledge and best practices can play in addressing today’s urgent social and environmental challenges. It is intended for a broad audience, including policymakers, activists, educators, students, news media, and the general public. More information and a PDF version of the guide are available HERE.
“Consider Careers for the Greater Good” Brochure
With key leadership from Linden Nelson, PsySR and PsySR's San Luis Obispo Chapter have created a new “Consider Careers for the Greater Good” brochure for high school and college students designed to encourage consideration of the social and environmental consequences of career choices. More information and a PDF version of the trifold brochure are available HERE.
Promoting Peace Education with the "Every Child, Every Day" Brochure
With key leadership from Linden Nelson, PsySR and APA Division 48 (Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence) have created the “Every Child, Every Day” brochure to promote school-based conflict resolution education, violence prevention, and social and emotional learning programs. More information and a printable two-sided PDF version of the trifold brochure are available HERE.
Poverty and Inequality
Poverty is the single greatest threat to individual human development and it simultaneously creates profound social disruption in the United States and around the world. Unless institutions and citizens take steps now to reduce and prevent poverty--and the growing inequality that deepens and widens its damaging repercussions--we will face a nightmarish future that can be measured in untold numbers of destroyed lives, communities, and institutions. PsySR's Poverty and Inequality Project aims to contribute to these tackling challenges.Learn More »
International Peace Psychology Course
This project, a collaborative effort between PsySR and the new International Network of Psychologists for Social Responsibility (InPsySR), aims to develop a 35-hour college-level peace psychology course with contributions from distinguished faculty from around the world. More information is available HERE.