H.B. Danesh

Causes and Prevention of Violence

Over the years I have done extensive research on the causes of violence and its prevention at all levels—individual, family, and society.  I am of the view that human violence is the outcome of complex psychological, socioeconomic, ideological, moral/ethical, and spiritual conditions that have their genesis in human states of disunity and misunderstanding regarding ethnic, cultural, and racial diversity. I have published several articles and books on issues pertaining human violence. Among the books are The Violence-Free Society: A Gift for Our Children; Unity: The Creative Foundation of Peace; and The Violence-Free Family: The Building Block of a Peaceful Civilization. My book-length essay Fever in the World of the Mind: On the Causes and Prevention of Violence” is scheduled for publication in 2011 as one of the volumes in the Education for Peace Integrated Curriculum Series.

Related Publications

Danesh, H.B. (2002c) Breaking the Cycle of Violence: Education for Peace. Included in African Civil Society Organization and Development: Re-Evaluation for the 21st Century. United Nations, New York, 32-39.

Danesh, H.B. (1995). The Violence-Free Family: Building Block of a Peaceful Civilization. Ottawa: Bahá'i Studies Publications.
(Also in Italian and Serbia/Croatian/Bosnian)

Danesh, H.B. (1979). The Violence-Free Society: A Gift for Our Children, Bahá'i Studies Series, 2,  October 1979.
(Also in French, Czech, Spanish)

Danesh, H.B. (1980). The Angry Group for Couples: A Model for Short-Term Group
Psychotherapy. The Psychiatric Journal of the University of Ottawa, 2, 118-124.

Danesh, H.B. (1978a). The Authoritarian Family and Its Adolescents, Canadian Psychiatric Association Journal, 23(7),: 479-484.

Danesh, H.B. (1978b).  In Search of a Violence-Free Society. Mental Health and Society, 5, 63-71.

Danesh, H.B. (1977a).  Anger and Fear.  American Journal of Psychiatry, 134, 1109-12.

Danesh, H.B. (1977b). The Angry Group, International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 27(1) 59-65.