Dr Herb Blumberg

Staff details

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

Herb 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; Council member 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.

Academic qualifications

  • BA, Haverford College 1963
  • PhD, Johns Hopkins University 1967

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. Selection of specific interest:

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

Publications

Book

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

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

Article

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

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

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

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

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

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

Other

Blumberg, Herbert H. ; Zeligman, Ruth; Appel, Liat and Shira, Tibon-Czopp . 2017. Tables to accompany "Personality dimensions and attitudes towards peace and war" Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research. Emerald Group Publishing, Bingley.

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

Further profile content

Conferences and talks

2019: Contextual and developmental perspectives on peace and war attitudes.
Blumberg, Herbert H.; Zeligman, Ruth; Appel, Liat; & Tibon-Czopp, Shira. (2019, September). Presented at: Conflict Research Society, University of Sussex

2013: Conservation conflicts and their resolution
Blumberg, Herbert H. Presented at 13th International Symposium on the Contributions of Psychology to Peace, International Islamic University

2006: Developments in research on psychological aspects of conflict resolution and peace.
Blumberg, Herbert H. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Peace Research Association, Calgary, Canada

2004: Productivity and creativity by individuals and groups
Hare, A. Paul; & Blumberg, Herbert H. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco.

2001: Yes, Positivity and negativity do exist in the English Language
Yuan, Hai-Hai; Stone, Phil; Clifton, Donald O.; & Blumberg, Herbert H. Paper presented at the 3rd Positive Psychology

1986: Attitude formation and international conflict: An attempt to apply McGuire's attitude review to work summarized by Deutsch and others.
Blumberg, Herbert H. Paper presented at the memeeting of the International Society of Political Psychology, Amsterdam. [Also revised as a 1990 article]

1984: Communication of impressions about others and self.
Blumberg, Herbert H. Paper presented at the International Conference on Personal Relationships, Madison, WI, USA.

1966: Accuracy in the perception of interpersonal affect
Blumberg, Herbert H. Presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York. [Also revised as a 1969 paper in the Journal of Personality & Social Psychology]

Grants and awards

1993: [summaries and an organizational framework for studies on ethical and related aspects of achieving peace in today's world]
Niwano Peace Foundation (Japan). To secure summaries and an organizational framework for studies on ethical and related aspects of achieving peace in today's world and to prepare publications

1969: Nonvilent conflict resolution
A.PaulHare, principal investigator. Institute of Mental Health, Grant No. 5 R01 MH17421 SP, $400,000. 1969-72.