Psychology

Psychology of war; psychological effects of war and conflict

How we talk about war: Peter Wigg's presentation to the Vic MAPW dinner: July 2013

Dr Peter Wigg, psychiatrist and MAPW member, says: 'Working in the Middle East for three years, providing care to victims of armed conflicts, had a marked effect on me. Since then I have been thinking about what changed in me, as a way of thinking how others might change.

The delusional thinking behind "nuclear deterrence"

A report produced by Medact an affilliate of IPPNW (International Physicians for the Preventionof Nuclear War) which describes itself as "a global health charity tackling issues at the centre of international policy debates".

Emotions and the criticism of war: MAPW paper 5, Joy Damousi, September 2012 (printer version)

This two-page paper is the fifth in MAPW's series on War and Militarism. Written by historian Professor Joy Damousi, it considers the emotional responses which have become part of any debate about war or about Australia's military history, including the discussion of Anzac day.

Emotions and the criticism of war: MAPW publishes new paper

The emotional responses which have become part of any debate about war or about Australia's military history, including the discussion of Anzac day, are discussed in this new paper published by MAPW.

This two-page paper is the fifth in MAPW's series on War and Militarism, and has been written for us by historian Professor Joy Damousi.

Emotions and the criticism of war: MAPW paper 5, Joy Damousi, September 2012

This two-page paper is the fifth in MAPW's series on War and Militarism. Written by historian Professor Joy Damousi, it considers the emotional responses which have become part of any debate about war or about Australia's military history, including the discussion of Anzac day.

MAPW dinner: Prof. Louise Newman

Event Date: 
Tue, 10/07/2012 - 18:30 - 22:00
Location: 
Melbourne

Guest speaker at the MAPW July dinner will be Professor Louise Newman, psychiatrist and director of the Centre for Developmental Psychiatry & Psychology, Monash University. Prof. Newman, who's a strong advocate for refugees and asylum seekers, has researched the link between time in detention and rates of mental illness.

Psychology

MAPW believes it is important to understand the psychological causes of war and conflict; and the effects of war on the mental health of both civilians and veterans.

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