School teacher teachers her students with the help of a laptop at the rural school (West Bengal, India).

Knowledge Base

If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.

- Mahatma Ghandi (1869 -1948)

This knowledge platform for scholarly publishing is provided by the ECPC. Research and scholarly output included here has been selected and deposited based on its relevance to early childhood development, social cohesion, violence prevention and peace promotion, and more. Additional literature will be added as it becomes available.

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Aber L., Biersteker L., Dawes A., Rawlings L. Social Protection and Welfare Systems: Implications for Early Childhood Development. In: al P.RBritto, editor. Handbook of Early Childhood Development Research and Its Impact on Global Policy. New York: Oxford Univ. Press; 2013. 2. p. 260-274p.
Aboud F., Yousafzai A. Very Early Childhood Development. In: Black R.E, Laxminarayan R., Temmerman M., Walker N., editors. Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health: Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition (Volume 2). Washington (DC); 2016.
Abramowitz S., Panter-Brick C. Medical Humanitarianism: Ethnographies of Practice. Penn University Press; 2015.
Abramowitz S., Marten M., Panter-Brick C. Medical humanitarianism: anthropologists speak out on policy and practice. Med Anthropol Q. 2015;29(1):1-23.
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Crookston B., Schott W., Cueto S., Dearden K., Engle P., Georgiadis A., et al. Postinfancy growth, schooling, and cognitive achievement: Young Lives. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013;98:1555-63.
Crusto C., Lowell D., Paulicin B., Reynolds J., Feinn R., Friedman S., et al. Evaluation of a Wraparound Process for Children Exposed to Family Violence. Best Practice in Mental Health. 2008;4(4).
Cui M., Durtschi J., Donnellan M., Lorenz F., Conger R. Intergenerational transmission of relationship aggression: a prospective longitudinal study. Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43). 2010;24:688-97.
Cummings D. Dominance, Status and Social Hierarchies. In: Buss D.M., editor. The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology. Wiley; 2005. 6. p. 676-697p.
Cummings E., El-Sheikh M., Kouros C., Buckhalt J. Children and violence: the role of children's regulation in the marital aggression-child adjustment link. Clin Child Fam Psychol Rev. 2009;12:3-15.
Cummings E., Merrilees C., Schermerhorn A., Goeke-Morey M., Shirlow P., Cairns E. Political Violence and Child Adjustment: Longitudinal Tests of Sectarian Antisocial Behavior, Family Conflict and Insecurity as Explanatory Pathways. Child Development. 2012;83:461-468.
Cunha F., Heckman J. The Economics and Psychology of Inequality and Human Development. J Eur Econ AssocJ Eur Econ Assoc. 2009;7:320-364.
Dadds M., Moul C., Cauchi A., Dobson-Stone C., Hawes D., Brennan J., et al. Methylation of the oxytocin receptor gene and oxytocin blood levels in the development of psychopathy. Dev Psychopathol. 2014;26:33-40.
Daelmans B., Black M., Lombardi J., Lucas J., Richter L., Silver K., et al. Effective interventions and strategies for improving early child development. BMJ. 2015;351:h4029.
Daelmans B., Darmstadt G., Lombardi J., Black M., Britto P., Lye S., et al. Early childhood development: the foundation of sustainable development. The Lancet. 2017;389:9-11.
Daelmans B, Nair M, Hanna F, Lincetto O, Dua T, Hunt X. Supporting Maternal Mental Health and Nurturing Care in Humanitarian Settings. Journal on Education in Emergencies. 2021;7(1):119.
Dahlberg L., Potter L. Youth violence. Developmental pathways and prevention challenges. American journal of preventive medicine. 2001;20:3-14.
Dai L., Carter C., Ying J., Bellugi U., Pournajafi-Nazarloo H., Korenberg J. Oxytocin and vasopressin are dysregulated in Williams Syndrome, a genetic disorder affecting social behavior. PLoS One. 2012;7:e38513.
Dalsgaard S., Waltoft B., Leckman J., Mortensen P. Maternal history of autoimmune disease and later development of tourette syndrome in offspring. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2015;54:495-501.e1.
Daro D., Howard E., Tobin J., Harden A. Welcome Home and Early Start: An Assessment of Program Quality and Outcomes. Chicago: Chapin Hall Center for Children, University of Chicago; 2005.
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Datzberger S, McCully A, Smith A. The Role of Education in Peacebulding Country Report: Uganda. UNICEF Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR), University of Amsterdam Centre for International Education, University of Sussex UNESCO Centre at Ulster University; 2015.
Dawes A., Ward C. Levels, Trends, and Determinants of Child Maltreatment in the Western Cape Province. In: Marindo R., Gaisie S.K., editors. The State of the Population in the Western Cape Province. Cape Town: HSRC Press; 2008. 9. p. 97-125p.
Dawes A, van der Merwe A. Structural violence and early childhood development. In: Leckman JF, Panter-Brick C, Salah R, editors. Pathways to peace: The transformative power of children and families. The MIT Press; 2014. 2. p. 233-250p.
Dawes A., Bray R., Van der Merwe A., barnen R. Monitoring Child Well-being: A South African Rights-based Approach. HSRC Publishers; 2007.
De Bellis M., Broussard E., Herring D., Wexler S., Moritz G., Benitez J. Psychiatric co-morbidity in caregivers and children involved in maltreatment: a pilot research study with policy implications. Child Abuse Negl. 2001;25:923-44.
De Dreu CK, Greer LL, Handgraaf MJ, Shalvi S, Van Kleef GA, Baas M, et al. The neuropeptide oxytocin regulates parochial altruism in intergroup conflict among humans. Science. 2010;328(5984):1408-11.
De Dreu CK, Greer LL, Van Kleef GA, Shalvi S, Handgraaf MJ. Oxytocin promotes human ethnocentrism. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2011;108(4):1262-6.
de Quervain D., Kolassa I., Ackermann S., Aerni A., Boesiger P., Demougin P., et al. PKCalpha is genetically linked to memory capacity in healthy subjects and to risk for posttraumatic stress disorder in genocide survivors. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2012;109:8746-51.
de Quervain D., Kolassa I., Ertl V., Onyut P., Neuner F., Elbert T., et al. A deletion variant of the alpha2b-adrenoceptor is related to emotional memory in Europeans and Africans. Nature neuroscience. 2007;10:1137-9.
Deaton A., Bird A. CpG islands and the regulation of transcription. Genes Dev. 2011;25:1010-22.
Decety J., Jackson P. The functional architecture of human empathy. Behav Cogn Neurosci Rev. 2004;3:71-100.
Del Giudice M. Sex, attachment, and the development of reproductive strategies. Behav Brain Sci. 2009;32:1-21; discussion 21-67.
Del Giudice M., Ellis B., Shirtcliff E. The Adaptive Calibration Model of stress responsivity. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2011;35:1562-92.


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