Dr Herb Blumberg

Staff details

Position Reader emeritus
Department Psychology
Email h.blumberg (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 7078 5174
Dr Herb Blumberg

Summary

He has been: twice a Visiting Scholar, Harvard University; Visiting Professor, Haverford College. He is: Bibliographer and Review Editor for Peace and Conflict, journal of the Peace Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association; membership secretary of the Conflict Research Society; and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, and the Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict and Violence.

Grants and Awards

Herb has received external grant funding from the National Institutes of Mental Health (USA; A. Paul Hare, principal investigator) and the Niwano Peace Foundation

Research Interests

Herb has authored or co-authored over 50 articles in social psychology and research methods and co-authored/co-edited several books on non-violent conflict resolution (relating largely to peace and to civil rights) and on small groups. His earlier articles - for example, "On being liked more than you like", published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology - focused on social cognition. His interests gradually shifted to various topics in group dynamics and then to a combined focus on cognitive facets of social interaction.

  • Peace research
  • Social research methods
  • Attitudes related to social issues
  • Climate change and related matters
  • Equality and human rights
  • Social cognition
  • Small groupsmy

Publications

Book

Small Group Research: Basic Issues
Blumberg, Herbert H.; Hare, Paul A.; Kent, Valerie M. and Davies, Martin F.. 2009. Small Group Research: Basic Issues. Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien: Peter Lang. ISBN 978-3-03910-517-5

Book Section

Mindfulness
Blumberg, Herbert H.. 2009. Mindfulness. In: D. J. Christie and C. Montiel, eds. Encyclopedia of peace psychology. Wiley-Blackwell.

Article

Cross-ethnic friendships, psychological well-being, and academic outcomes: Study of South Asian and White children in the UK
Bagci, Sabahat C.; Kumashiro, Madoka; Rutland, Adam; Smith, Peter K. and Blumberg, Herbert H.. 2017. Cross-ethnic friendships, psychological well-being, and academic outcomes: Study of South Asian and White children in the UK. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 14, pp. 190-205. ISSN 1740-5629

Personality dimensions and attitudes towards peace and war
Blumberg, Herbert H.; Zeligman, Ruth; Appel, Liat and Tibon-Czopp, Shira. 2017. Personality dimensions and attitudes towards peace and war. Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research, 9(1), pp. 13-23. ISSN 1759-6599

Cross-ethnic friendships, psychological well-being, and academic outcomes: Study of South Asian and White children in the UK
Bagci, Sabahat C.; Kumashiro, Madoka; Rutland, Adam; Smith, Peter K. and Blumberg, Herbert H.. 2016. Cross-ethnic friendships, psychological well-being, and academic outcomes: Study of South Asian and White children in the UK. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 14(2), pp. 190-205. ISSN 1740-5629

Cross-ethnic friendships: Are they really rare? Evidence from secondary schools around London
Bagci, Sabahat C.; Kumashiro, Madoka; Smith, Peter K.; Blumberg, Herbert H. and Rutland, Adam. 2014. Cross-ethnic friendships: Are they really rare? Evidence from secondary schools around London. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 41, pp. 125-137. ISSN 0147-1767

Are minority status children's cross-ethnic friendships beneficial in a multiethnic context?
Bagci, Sabahat C.; Rutland, Adam; Kumashiro, Madoka; Smith, Peter K. and Blumberg, Herbert H.. 2014. Are minority status children's cross-ethnic friendships beneficial in a multiethnic context? British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 32(1), pp. 107-115. ISSN 0261-510X

Are minority status children's cross-ethnic friendships beneficial in a multiethnic context?
Bagci, Sabahat C.; Rutland, Adam; Kumashiro, Madoka; Smith, Peter K. and Blumberg, Herbert H.. 2014. Are minority status children's cross-ethnic friendships beneficial in a multiethnic context? British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 32(1), pp. 107-115. ISSN 0261510X

Conference or Workshop Item

An ultra‑brief introduction to peace psychology and current developments
Blumberg, Herbert H.. 2018. 'An ultra‑brief introduction to peace psychology and current developments'. In: UNSPECIFIED. UNDEFINED.

Other

Tables to accompany "Personality dimensions and attitudes towards peace and war" Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research(for 2016)
Blumberg, Herbert H.; Zeligman, Ruth; Appel, Liat and Shira, Tibon-Czopp. 2016. Tables to accompany "Personality dimensions and attitudes towards peace and war" Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research(for 2016). Emerald GroupPublishing, Bingley, England.

Psychology and Conservation Conflicts: Classified Bibliography of Special Topics
Blumberg, Herbert H.. 2013. Psychology and Conservation Conflicts: Classified Bibliography of Special Topics. (not applicable).