Psychology and Child Development

College of Liberal Arts

Linden Nelson

Professor Emeritus

Contact Information

Email: llnelson@calpoly.edu

Education:

  • Ph.D., Personality and Social Psychology, UCLA
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Northern Iowa

Courses Taught:

General Psychology, Personality, Social Psychology, Conflict Resolution

Research Interests:

Cooperation and competition, militaristic attitude, peaceful personality, effects of peace

 education interventions

Recent Publications:

  • Nelson, L.L. (2014). Peace psychology should include the study of peaceful individuals. American Psychologist, 69, 626.
  • Nelson, L.L. (2014). Peacefulness as a personality trait. In G.K. Sims, L.L. Nelson, and
    M.R. Puopolo, (Eds.), Personal Peacefulness: Psychological perspectives (pp. 7- 44). New York: NY: Springer.
  • Nelson, L.L. (2014). Peaceful personality: Psychological dynamics and core factors. In
    G.K. Sims, L.L. Nelson, and M.R. Puopolo, (Eds.), Personal Peacefulness: Psychological perspectives (pp. 71-106). New York: NY: Springer.
  • Nelson, L.L. (2012). Alternatives to violence. In D.J. Christie (Ed.), Encyclopedia of peace psychology. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Nelson, L.L. (2012). Peace education. In D.J. Christie (Ed.), Encyclopedia of peace psychology. Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Nelson, L.L. (2012). Peaceful personality. In D.J. Christie (Ed.), Encyclopedia of peace psychology. Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Nelson, L.L. (2012). Social and emotional learning. In D.J. Christie (Ed.), Encyclopedia of peace psychology. Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Cohrs, J.C., and Nelson, L.L. (2012). Militaristic attitude. In D.J. Christie (Ed.),
  •  Encyclopedia of peace psychology. Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Nelson, L.L. (2006). Adding peace to the curriculum: Preschool through college. In R.M.
  •  MacNair (Ed.), Working for peace: A handbook of practical psychology and
  •  other tools (pp. 207-219). Atascadero, CA: Impact Publishers, Inc.

 

Professional Activities:

Editorial Board Member and frequent reviewer for Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace

 Psychology, 1994-present.

Chairperson for the Peace and Education Working Group of the Society for the Study of

 Peace, Conflict, and Violence: Peace Psychology Division 48 of the American Psychological Association, 1994-present.

Steering Committee Member of Psychologists for Social Responsibility, 2002 - 2010.

President of Psychologists for Social Responsibility, August 2003-August 2004.

 

 

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