From: Andrew Phelps <>

Subject: RE: [PsySR-humanrights] Teaching Courses in Peace Psychology


Date: Thursday, January 3, 2013, 8:44 AM



In 1979-81 I worked as a research assistant for Norma Haan, on her research study on her interactional model of moral psychology. See Haan, Aerts, and Cooper, On Moral Grounds.

Norma was hired in the 1950s to be the counselor for the Berkeley Unified School District. She was fired when the FBI told the School Board she was what today we call a "terrorist." The up-front political offense was that she and her husband had sold their home in Berkeley to an Afro-American.

On Wed, 1/2/13, Ijk wrote:

Dgj, and all, Excellent idea! I have a 2nd semester Behavior Analysis practicum course this winter. Iím not a Behaviorist, but since I am the practicing clinical psychologist and the primary Behavioral Expert is now the department head, I have the course. I am very interested in adding some of these topics. Of particular interest to the students is school violence since some plan to go on for degrees in school psychology. Can anyone direct me to the best peace related referencees for teaching future school psychologists?

Norma's lifelong advocacy included the "peace" advocacy and her life effort involved bringing that advocacy to the cultural context of "future school psychologists."

On the website of Peggy Cooper Davis at NYU Law HERE (click: "Overview") there is a discussion of Norma's mode of moral reasoning advocacy.

I can provide more detail if that would interest you.


ABO "Andrew Behavior Object"

  then job title "moral observer"