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Morton Deutsch

Morton Deutsch

[Note: Professor Morton Deutsch died March 13, 2017, in New York City at the age of 97. Social Psychology Network is maintaining this profile for visitors who wish to learn more about Professor Deutsch's work.]

Morton Deutsch, one of the world's most respected scholars of conflict resolution, is Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Education and founder of the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (ICCCR) at the Teachers College at Columbia University. In a research career spanning more than 50 years, he has conducted pioneering studies on cooperation and competition, intergroup relations, conflict resolution, social conformity, and the social psychology of justice.

For this work Professor Deutsch has received a number of honors and awards, including the Kurt Lewin Memorial Award, the G.W. Allport Prize, the Carl Hovland Memorial Award, the APA Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award, and the SESP Distinguished Scientist Award. Professor Deutsch has also been President of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, the International Society of Political Psychology, and several Divisions of the APA.

Primary Interests:

  • Aggression, Conflict, Peace
  • Helping, Prosocial Behavior
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Political Psychology
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping

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  • Deutsch, M. (1985). Distributive justice: A social psychological perspective. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
  • Deutsch, M. (1985). The resolution of conflict: Constructive and destructive processes. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
  • Deutsch, M., Coleman, P. T., & Marcus, E. (Eds.). (2006). The handbook of conflict resolution: Theory and practice (2nd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • Deutsch, M., & Collins, M. E. (1951). Interracial housing: A psychological evaluation of a social experiment. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.
  • Deutsch, M., & Hornstein, H. (Eds.). (1975). Applying social psychology: Implications for research, practice and training. Hillsdale, NJ: L. Erlbaum Associates.
  • Deutsch, M., & Krauss, R. M. (1965). Theories in social psychology. New York: Basic Books.
  • Deutsch, M., Wright, Q., & Evan, W. M. (1962). Preventing World War III: Some proposals. New York: Simon and Schuster.
  • Jahoda, M., Deutsch, M., & Cook, S. W. (Eds.). (1959). Research methods in social relations (2nd ed.). New York: Dryden Press.

Journal Articles:

  • Deutsch, M. (2003). Content, yes! And theory, yes! Journal of Dispute Resolution, 367-375.
  • Deutsch, M. (2000). Cooperation and conflict resolution: Implications for consulting psychology. Journal of Consulting Psychology.
  • Deutsch, M. (1993). Educating for a peaceful world. American Psychologist, 48, 510-517.
  • Deutsch, M. (1990). Sixty years of conflict. The International Journal of Conflict Management, 1, 237-263.
  • Deutsch, M. (1987). Going beyond "Beyond Deterrence." Journal of Social Issues, 43, 143-153.
  • Deutsch, M., & Steil, J. M. (1988). Awakening the sense of injustice. Social Justice Research, 2, 3-23.

Other Publications:

  • Deutsch, M., & Kinnvall C. (2002). What is political psychology? In K. Monroe (Ed.), Political Psychology. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

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