Course Description: Gun violence is an urgent, complex, and multifaceted problem. It requires evidence-based, multifaceted solutions. Psychology can make important contributions to policies that prevent gun violence. The American Psychological Association commissioned this report by a panel of experts to convey research-based conclusions and recommendations (and to identify gaps in such knowledge) on how to reduce the incidence of gun violence — whether by homicide, suicide, or mass shootings — nationwide.
Course Credit(s): 3 CE Credits or Hours
Course Format: Online Text (format of this course is noninteractive)
Course Schedule: Self-paced
Course Author(s): Dewey Cornell, PhD, Arthur C. Evans Jr., PhD, Nancy G. Guerra, EdD, Robert Kinscherff, PhD, JD, Eric Mankowski, PhD, Marisa R. Randazzo, PhD, Ellen Scrivner, PhD, ABPP, Susan B. Sorenson, PhD, W. Douglas Tynan, PhD, ABPP, and Daniel W. Webster, ScD, MPH
Content Publisher(s): American Psychological Association
Course Author(s) Qualifications:
Dr. Cornell is a Clinical Psychologist and Professor of Education, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia.
Dr. Evans Jr. is Commissioner, Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services, Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. Guerra is Professor of Psychology, Associate Provost for International Programs, and Director, Institute for Global Studies, University of Delaware.
Dr. Kinscherff is Associate Vice President for Community Engagement, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, and Senior Associate, National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice.
Dr. Mankowski is Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, Portland State University.
Dr. Randazzo is Managing Partner, SIGMA Threat Management Associates, Alexandria, VA.
Dr. Scrivner is Executive Fellow, Police Foundation, Washington, DC.
Dr. Sorenson is Professor of Social Policy / Health & Societies, Senior Fellow in Public Health, University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Tynan is Professor of Pediatrics, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University.
Dr. Webster is Professor and Director, Center for Gun Policy and Research, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Course Level: Beginning/Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced
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