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 International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (ICCCR) at Teachers College, Columbia University, Chair of Columbia University’s Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (ACCCC), and a research affiliate of the International Center for Complexity and Conflict (ICCC) at The Warsaw School for Social Psychology in Warsaw, Poland. He has conducted research on ingroup/outgroup formation, the mediation of inter-ethnic conflict, intractable conflict, complexity theory and conflict, identity formation, moral emotions, ripeness and conflict, and on the conditions and processes which foster the constructive use of social power. 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; forthcoming) and his most recent books include The Five Percent: Finding Solutions to Seemingly Impossible Conflicts (2011); Conflict, Justice, and Interdependence: The Legacy of Morton Deutsch (2011), and Psychological Contributions to Sustainable Peace (July, 2012). His newest book is Attracted to Conflict: Dynamics in the Emergence, Maintenance and Transformation of Destructive Social Relations (forthcoming in 2013). He has also authored over 70 journal articles and chapters and is a New York State certified mediator and experienced consultant.
Dr. Coleman is a certified mediator and an experienced consultant.
K4100: Understanding Conflict and Cooperation
ORLJ 5540: Proseminar in Social Psychology
ORLJ 6344: Research Workgroup in Social-Organizational Psychology: Conflict, Justice and Cooperation
ORLJ 6040: Fundamentals of Cooperation, Conflict Resolution, and Mediation in Different Institutional Contexts