This book intends to harvest insights from the discipline of Psychology, in its broad understanding, for application to International Relations. Although Psychology offers an abundance of theories that are useful for this purpose, they have so far remained largely untapped. In chapters on conflict, hegemony, terrorism, mental health, global consciousness, and peace proposals, Byer provides a synthesis of these two complimentary disciplines. This innovative volume presents the first contribution to the new discipline of International Political Psychology.
Dr Anna Cornelia Beyer is Senior Lecturer at the University of Hull, UK, where she teaches in International Relations and Security Studies. Her previous works include Violent Globalisms: Conflict in Response to Empire; Counterterrorism and International Power Relations; and Inequality and Violence: A Re-appraisal of Man, the State and War.
Chapter 1: Introduction.- Chapter 2: On Psychology and IR.- Chapter 3: The Origins of Interstate War.- Chapter 4: Social Dominance and Hegemony.- Chapter 5: Happiness, Equality and Communication.- Chapter 6: Mental Health and IR.- Chapter 7: Schizophrenic States, Terrorism, and Paranoia in International Relations.- Chapter 8: Insights from Para-Psychology and Eastern Psychology.- Chapter 9: From Peace Psychology to the World State Debate.