The Aftermath of Genocide: History as a Proximal Cause


Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Peter Glick, Department of Psychology, Lawrence University, 711 E. Boldt Way, Appleton, WI 54911 [e-mail:].


The current volume represents a crucial first step in examining how past genocidal attacks continue to affect present intergroup relations, and what psychology can offer to help heal the wounds and prevent future violence. Studying the social psychology of genocide's aftermath, in all its messy, real-world complexity, has not been as popular a topic in the intergroup relations literature. This volume begins to correct that neglect, presenting models for how to incorporate both basic theory and historical context into research on the aftermath of intergroup violence. Future work continuing in this tradition should also continue to seek out multidisciplinary collaborations to study genocide's aftermath.