Floyd Rudmin is a professor of Social and Community Psychology at the University of Tromsø in Arctic Norway.
Articles by this author
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
The Crisis in Ukraine: What Can Be Done?
The crisis in Ukraine is serious. At some point soon, reality needs to become the priority. No more name-calling. No more blaming. If there are any adults in the room, they need to stand up. The crisis in Ukraine is going critical, and that is a fact. The first fact. The Ukraine has 15 nuclear...
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Need to RePerceive the Crisis in Ukraine and Try to See a Russian Perspective
Events in Ukraine are moving fast and faster. Dangers of economic paralysis in Ukraine and of wider war with Russia are very real. This essay will argue that we all need to notice our historical biases in perceiving and misperceiving events. My own bias is anti-war. Now is not the time in human history for geopolitical power plays and military alliances. Now is the time for coordinated international actions on climate and economy. I am a professor of social and community psychology at the University of Tromsø in Arctic Norway, near the Russian bord