Roy Eidelson

Roy Eidelson is a psychologist who studies, writes about, and consults on the role of psychological issues in political, organizational, and group conflict settings.


Dr. Eidelson assists individuals and groups in their efforts to establish and advance an agenda of progressive change. In particular, he helps them to recognize and tackle difficult challenges revolving around issues of vulnerability, injustice, distrust, superiority, and helplessness. Failure to effectively address these concerns can undermine the most promising and well-intentioned plans and thereby leave aspirations unrealized and welfare diminished.

Presentations & Workshops

Dr. Eidelson offers presentations and workshops focused on his innovative, research-based “dangerous ideas” framework for understanding and addressing issues of vulnerability, injustice, distrust, superiority, and helplessness as they relate to personal, interpersonal, and group challenges and conflicts. His audiences have included professional and student organizations, with topics tailored to meet the particular needs and interests.


Dr. Eidelson has nearly three decades’ experience in the development, design, analysis, and dissemination of research focused on conflict and change. His own research has included the creation and validation of two self-report inventories: the “Relationship Belief Inventory” (with Norman Epstein, Ph.D.) for assessing relationship distress and more recently the “Individual-Group Belief Inventory” (IGBI) for measuring beliefs about vulnerability, injustice, distrust, superiority, and helplessness.