conflict

Compassion and callousness are two major conflicting motives that can play out within us and between us (Gilbert, 2021; Gilbert & Simos 2022). Compassion as a process arises from having a sensitivity to, and engaging with, suffering: accompanied by a commitment to try to...

Identities have taken centre stage in Brexit – not just those pertaining to Northern Ireland. What was originally just a voting decision, to leave or to remain, has taken on the mantle of identity. In particular, we now have people who self-categorise as ‘leavers’ and ‘...

You’ve worked on conflict programmes in Northern Ireland, the Middle East and elsewhere – could you tell us a bit about your work on peacebuilding? 

During the 1980s I was living in a place called ‘The Killing Fields’ – a rural area so called because it...

The #SortItOut campaign is calling for immediate action to reduce the damaging impact of parental conflict on an estimated 1.25million children in Britain. 
 
Family relationships are consistently in the top three most common reasons why children contact...

Camilla Rosan is Head of Early Years Programme, Anna Freud Centre. First, Patrick asks her some questions.

What is the Anna Freud Centre’s interest in inter-parental conflict?

The Anna Freud Centre has always had an interest in family wellbeing...

Stan Tatkin was devastated by his divorce 19 years ago. ‘It was a loss I had not expected ever in my life,’ he says. Tatkin, now an assistant clinical professor at the department of family medicine at the University of California in Los Angeles, grieved and moved on. The...

On a high shelf in a vast back room at the Centre for the History of Psychology at the University of Akron is a wooden trunk. A label dangles from it addressed to Muzafer Sherif, 728 Chatacqua Street, Oklahoma. The wood looks battered, and it’s likely the same trunk that...

Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the independence movement in British-ruled India, respected the work of scientists, who in turn respected him. He would have gladly embraced the idea of discussing the findings of psychological science, especially as he himself featured in an...

Beginning his keynote to officially open the American Psychological Association’s gathering in Denver, Jonathan Haidt said ‘We come together at a time that is confusing’. Haidt’s focus was the political polarisation, violence and intolerance in the US and beyond, but perhaps...

On the evening of 19 November 1977 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat made history when his official plane landed at Israel’s Ben-Gurion airport and he became the first leader of an Arab nation to visit the Jewish state. After meeting with Israel’s then Prime Minister, Menachim...