A Framework for Thinking about Developing a Global Community

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Subject: LCSH

International organization, Identity (Psychology), Group identity


Industrial and Organizational Psychology | Psychology


from p. 300: “The chapter is divided into two major parts: A. Groups and B. Global Community. The first part consists of the following sections: I. What are groups?; II. Group Formation; III. Group Development and Functioning; IV. Personal and Social Identities. Part B consists of the following sections: V. Development of a Global Community; VI. Personal Identification with a Global Community; and VII. Facilitating Change to Create a Functioning Global Community.”

Excerpt of book summary, from publisher: "The Psychological Components of a Sustainable Peace moves beyond a prevention-orientation to the study of the conditions for increasing the probabilities for sustainable, cooperative peace. Such a view combines preventative scholarship with a promotive-orientation to the study of peaceful situations and societies. The contributors to this volume examine the components of various psychological theories that contribute to the promotion of a harmonious, sustainable peace. Underlying this orientation is the belief that promoting the ideas and actions which can lead to a sustainable, harmonious peace will not only contribute to the prevention of war, but will also lead to more positive, constructive relations among people and nations and to a more sustainable planet."


Morton Deutsch (1920-2017) was the inspiration for the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR).

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Part of the Peace Psychology Book Series. ISSN: 2197-5779



Publisher Citation

• Deutsch, M., Marcus, E.C., & Brazaitis, S. (2012). A Framework for Thinking about Developing a Global Community. In P.T. Coleman, and M. Deutsch (Eds), Psychological Components of Sustainable Peace :pp. 299-324. New York: Springer Press. ISBN 978-1-4614-3555-6