Peter T. Coleman
- Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University
- M.Phil., Teachers College, Columbia University
- B.A., University of Iowa
- Optimal motivational dynamics and conflict
- Power and conflict dynamics
- Intractable conflict dynamics
- Mediation adaptivity dynamics
- Injustice and conflict dynamics
- Multicultural conflict dynamics
- Sustainable peace
Vallacher, R., Coleman, P. T., Nowak, A., Bui-Wrzosinska, L., Kugler, K., Bartoli, A., & Liebovitch, L. (2013). Attracted to Conflict: The Dynamic Foundations of Malignant Social Relations. Springer.
Coleman, P. T. (2013). Crises and opportunities: Six contemporary challenges for increasing probabilities for sustainable peace. Inaugural edition of the International Journal of Conflict Engagement and Resolution.
Coleman, P. T., Kugler, K. G., Mitchinson, A., and Foster, C. (2013). Navigating Power and Conflict at Work: The Effects of Power Asymmetries and Interdependence on Conflict Dynamics and Outcomes. Journal of Applied Social Psychology.
Coleman, P. T., Kugler, K. G., Bui-Wrzosinska, L., Nowak, A., and Vallacher. R. (2012). Getting down to basics: A situated model of conflict in social relations. Negotiation Journal, January 2012.
Coleman, P. T. & Deutsch, M. (Eds., July, 2012). The Psychological Components of a Sustainable Peace. Springer Books. Four authored chapters.
Coleman, P. T. (Ed., 2012). Conflict, Justice, and Interdependence: The Legacy of Morton Deutsch. Springer Books. Three authored chapters.
Coleman, P. T. (May 3, 2011). The Five Percent: Finding Solutions to (Seemingly) Impossible Conflicts. New York: Public Affairs, Perseus Books.
Vallacher, R., Coleman, P. T., Nowak, A., Bui-Wrzosinska, L. (2010).Rethinking intractable conflict: The perspective of dynamical systems. American Psychologist, 65 (4), 262-278.
Coleman, P. T., Goldman, J., and Kugler, K. (2009). Emotional intractability: Gender, anger, aggression, and rumination in conflict. International Journal of Conflict Management, 20, 113-131.
Coleman, P. T., Hacking, A., Stover, M., Fisher-Yoshida, B, and Nowak, A. (2008). Reconstructing ripeness I: A study of constructive engagement in protracted social conflicts. Conflict Resolution Quarterly, 26(1), 3-42.
Coleman, P. T., Fisher-Yoshida, B., Stover, M., Hacking, A., and Bartoli, A. (2008).Reconstructing ripeness II: Models and methods for fostering constructive stakeholder engagement across protracted divides. Conflict Resolution Quarterly, 26(1), 43-69.
Coleman, P. T., & Lowe, J. K. (2007).Conflict, identity, and resilience: Negotiating collective identities within the Palestinian and Israeli Diasporas. Conflict Resolution Quarterly, 24(4), 377-412.
Coleman, P. T., Vallacher, R., Nowak, A., &Bui-Wrzosinska, L. (2007).Intractable conflict as an attractor: Presenting a dynamical model of conflict, escalation, and intractability. American Behavioral Scientist, 50(11), 1454-1475.
Coleman, P. T. (2006) Conflict, complexity, and change: A meta-framework for addressing protracted, intractable conflicts - III. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 12(4), 325-348.
Coleman, P. T., Schneider, A., James, C. C. F., Adams, D. S., Gameros, T. A., Hammons, L. R., Orji, C. C., Waugh. R. M., & Wicker, R. F. (2005). Intragroup subgroup attitude clustering, external intervention, and intergroup interaction patterns: Toward a dynamical model of protracted intergroup conflict. Peace and Conflict Studies, 12(1), 55-70.
Coleman, P. T. (2004) Paradigmatic framing of protracted, intractable conflict: Towards the development of a meta-framework - II. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 10(3), 197-235.
Coleman, P. T. (2004). Implicit Theories of Organizational Power and Priming Effects on Managerial Power Sharing Decisions: An Experimental Study. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 34(2), 297-321.
Coleman, P. T. (2003). Characteristics of protracted, intractable conflict: Towards the development of a meta-framework - I. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 9(1), 1-37. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
Professor of Psychology and Education
Program in Social-Organizational Psychology
Department of Organization and Leadership
Teachers College, Columbia University, Box 53
525 West 120th Street
New York, NY 10027
Co-Director, Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity (AC4)
The Earth Institute at Columbia University
Dr. Peter T. Coleman holds a Ph.D. in Social/Organizational Psychology from Columbia University. He is Professor of Psychology and Education at Columbia University where he holds a joint-appointment at Teachers College and The Earth Institute and teaches courses in Conflict Resolution, Social Psychology, and Social Science Research. Dr. Coleman is Director of The Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR) at Teachers College, Columbia University, Chair of Columbia University’s Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4), and a research affiliate of the International Center for Complexity and Conflict at The Warsaw School for Social Psychology in Warsaw, Poland. He currently conducts research on optimality of motivational dynamics in conflict, power asymmetries and conflict, intractable conflict, multicultural conflict, justice and conflict, environmental conflict, mediation dynamics, and sustainable peace. In 2003, he became the first recipient of the Early Career Award from the American Psychological Association, Division 48: Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence. Dr. Coleman edits the award-winning Handbook of Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice (2000; 2006; 2014) and his other books include The Five Percent: Finding Solutions to Seemingly Impossible Conflicts (2011); Conflict, Justice, and Interdependence: The Legacy of Morton Deutsch (2011), Psychological Components of Sustainable Peace (2012), and Attracted to Conflict: Dynamic Foundations of Destructive Social Relations (2013). His latest book Making Conflict Work: Harnessing the power of disagreement, came out in September 2014. He has also authored over 70 journal articles and chapters, is a member of the United Nation Mediation Support Unit’s Academic Advisory Council, is a founding board member of the Leymah Gbowee Peace Foundation USA, and is a New York State certified mediator and experienced consultant.
Coleman, P. T. (May 6, 2013). On Evaluating Success & Failure of Conflict Engagement: Taking Time, Space and Black Holes Seriously. Keynote address at Bar-Ilan University, Israel.
Coleman, P. T. (May 6, 2013). Conflict, complexity and openness. Seminar address at Bar-Ilan University, Israel.
Coleman, P. T. (October 23, 2012). Why we’re stuck: The attraction of a polarized America. TEDx Miami, Miami, Florida.
Coleman, P. T. (September 6, 2012). The five percent solution: Finding solutions to seemingly impossible conflicts. Presentation at The Institute of foreign Affairs, Oslo, Norway.
Coleman, P. T. (April 15, 2012). The five percent solution: Finding solutions to seemingly impossible conflicts. Presentation at The Lauder School, of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel.
Coleman, P. T. (April 11, 2012). The five percent solution: Finding solutions to seemingly impossible conflicts. Presentation at Harvard Law School.
Coleman, P. T. (September 27, 2011). The five percent solution: Finding solutions to seemingly impossible conflicts. Presentation at The Harvard Club of New York.
Coleman, P. T. (July 20, 2011). The Value-added of Smaller States in Peace Mediation: Smart Peace - An Anti-Peace Mediation Approach. Paper presentation at the upcoming 7th Conference of The European Peace Research Association (EuPRA) in Tampere, Finland (20-22 July, 2011).
Coleman, P. T. (June 3, 2011). The five percent solution: Finding solutions to seemingly impossible conflicts. Presentation at The Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York, John Jay College, New York City.
Coleman, P. T. (March 10, 2011). Tackling the world’s most difficult conflicts. Presentation at The Columbia Club, New York City.
Coleman (2009).Navigating power and conflict: Lessons from the laboratory. Invited presentation at Kyushu Law School, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, June, 2009.
||Invited speaker at 2013 Doha Forum in Qatar
|2012||Founding board member of the Gbowee Peace Foundation USA.
|2012||Founding member of the United Nations Mediation Support Unit Academic Advisory Council, UNDPA.|
|2010-2012||Elected board member of the International Association of Conflict Management.|
|2009||Elected to the Executive Committee of Division 48 of the American Psychological Association.|
|2003||Recipient of the 2003 Early Career Award from the American Psychological Association, Division 48: Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence.|
|2000||Recipient of the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution 2000 Book Prize for Excellence for The Handbook of Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice edited by Morton Deutsch & Peter T. Coleman.|
See Professor Coleman’s Tedx talk here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdrdhU8WrfA
ORLJ 5540: Proseminar in social and organizational psychology
Open only to qualified doctoral students in the behavioral or social sciences. Intensive readings and analysis of theories and research in social and organizational psychology and social structure.
ORLJ 6040: Fundamentals of cooperation, conflict resolution and mediation in different institutional contexts
Topics such as cooperation and competition, trust and suspicion, bargaining and negotiation as they relate to conflict resolution in various contexts.
ORLJ 6344: Research workgroup in social-organizational psychology: Conflict, justice, and cooperation
Permission required. Limited to doctoral students. Topics are announced in the preliminary and final course schedules distributed each semester.
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