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Author: Rachel MacNair; Psychologists for Social Responsibility.
Publisher: Atascadero, Calif. : Impact Publishers, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The complete guidebook to the psychology of social activism. Expert guidance from forty active peace workers - psychologists, social workers, communication specialists. Practical tips for building confidence, overcoming obstacles, organizing volunteers, getting the world out." "Thirty-four information-packed chapters include: Cultivating Inner Peace; Improving Your Personal Appeal; Motivating Others; Effective  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel MacNair; Psychologists for Social Responsibility.
ISBN: 1886230722 9781886230729
OCLC Number: 64595854
Description: x, 300 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: the choir's gotta know how to sing / Rachel M. MacNair, with Neil Wollman --
Peace workers: getting yourselves together --
Building confidence for social action / Barry Childers --
Cultivating inner peace / Christina Michaelson --
Improving your personal appeal / Neil Wollman --
Overcoming anger and anxiety / Helen Margulies Mehr --
Overcoming helplessness and discouragement / Gerald D. Oster --
Overcoming burnout / Christina Maslach and Mary E. Gomes --
Dealing with the distressed / Rachel M. MacNair --
Parenting in the peaceful home / Susan M. Sisk and Larissa G. Duncan --
Peace within, peace between, peace among / Miriam L. Freeman --
Working for peace and social justice: who's watching? / Robert E. Alberti --
Peace groups : getting organized --
Motivating others to work with you / Neil Wollman --
Effective group meetings and decision making / Donelson R. Forsyth --
Changing within to bring change outside : promoting healthy group dynamics / Shawn Meghan Burn --
How to know when it's not time to get discouraged / Rachel M. MacNair --
Storytelling : a workshop for inspiring group action / Niki Harré, Pat Bullen, and Brad Olson --
Three examples of successful social action groups / Susan M. Koger, Carol J. Merrick, John W. Kraybill-Greggo, and Marcella J. Kraybill-Greggo --
Peacemaking: transforming conflict into creativity --
Using conflict constructively / Robert Pettit --
Promoting peaceful interaction / Paul W. Keller and Charles T. Brown --
Nonviolent communication / Roxanne Manning and Jane Marantz Connor --
Resolving conflict from the third side / Carolyn Gellermann and Kurt C. O'Brien --
Conflict transformation skills for left and right wings / Rachel M. MacNair --
Moving from the clenched fist to shaking hands : working with negative emotions provoked by conflict / Deborah Du Nann Winter --
Preparing for nonviolent confrontations / George Lakey --
Peace work: getting the message out --
Effective media communication / Matt Keener --
Attracting an audience: the psychology of layout and design / J.W.P. Heuchert --
Adding peace to the curriculum : preschool through college / Linden L. Nelson --
Parenting for peace / Rita Sommers-Flanagan and John Sommers-Flanagan --
Regrets, realizations, and resolutions of an online activist / Scot Evans --
Peaceful persuasion: changing attitudes --
Creating a peaceful climate for peace work / Jo Young Switzer --
Principles of opinion change / Neil Wollman and John Keating --
Techniques of behavior change / Christopher S. Grundy and Richard Osbaldiston --
Dialogs across differences / Susan E. Hawes --
Using the mind's drive for consistency / Rachel M. MacNair --
Humor for peace: finding laughing matters / Gary A. Zimmerman.
Responsibility: Rachel M. MacNair, editor and Psychologists for Social Responsibility ; foreword by Arun Gandhi.
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"The complete guidebook to the psychology of social activism. Expert guidance from forty active peace workers - psychologists, social workers, communication specialists. Practical tips for building confidence, overcoming obstacles, organizing volunteers, getting the world out." "Thirty-four information-packed chapters include: Cultivating Inner Peace; Improving Your Personal Appeal; Motivating Others; Effective Group Meetings; Inspiring Group Action; Using Conflict Creatively; Nonviolent Communication; Preparing for Nonviolent Confrontations; Effective Media Communication; Attracting an Audience; Online Activism; Techniques of Behavior Change; Humor for Peace. Book jacket."--Jacket.

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