The authors appreciate helpful advice from Dan Christie, Yayah Khisbiyah, Hamdi Muluk, David Drews, and Christina Montiel on various portions of this manuscript.
The Psycho-Ecology of Armed Conflict
Article first published online: 14 FEB 2006
Journal of Social Issues
Volume 62, Issue 1, pages 19–40, March 2006
How to Cite
Du Nann Winter, D. and Cava, M. M. (2006), The Psycho-Ecology of Armed Conflict. Journal of Social Issues, 62: 19–40. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-4560.2006.00437.x
- Issue published online: 14 FEB 2006
- Article first published online: 14 FEB 2006
As natural resources are depleted and global population grows, environmental security is becoming an increasingly salient dimension of long-term peace. In this article, we discuss current views of environmental security and go on to argue that the social psychological dimensions of resource-based conflict should also be addressed. We briefly describe six examples of such conflicts, and conclude that psychologists can play an important role in promoting peace, by bringing attention to, and helping find ways to mitigate, the psycho-ecological dimensions of armed conflict.