Projektgruppe Friedensforschung Konstanz

Introduction to Constructive Conflict Coverage. An eLearning Module




Umfang & Ausstattung eLearning module
Erschienen 09/2007
ISSN & Heft-No. 1611-1818_61


Peace journalism is a relatively new research area in psychology which emerged in the last decade of the Twentieth Century. Building on findings from social psychology (group processes, social influence, conflict research, attitude change), propaganda and enemy concept research, as well as on models of conflict management and the constructive transformation of conflict, it is increasing our awareness of the role news coverage plays in the escalation and de-escalation of conflict.
This eLearning Module provides an overview of research findings and developments in this field, the causes of the escalation oriented bias of conventional war reporting, and how this can be transformed into de-escalation and/or peace-oriented conflict coverage.