American Psychology in the Quest for Nuclear Peace


This book is a treatise on the history of American psychology's role in nuclear war prevention. Jacobs places the psychologist's struggle for nuclear peace in historical perspective and examines the complicated context in which the threat of nuclear war is embedded. Jacobs interviews prominent individuals in the peace movement, most notably, Herbert Kelman, Irving Janis, Ralph White, and Thomas Milburn. Other chapters explore the psychologist's role as scientist, government consultant, and social activist.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Jose Ortega Y Gassett
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1989


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