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.


Five fundamental concerns—and the beliefs or "dangerous ideas" we hold about them—profoundly influence our personal and collective lives. Issues revolving around vulnerability, injustice, distrust, superiority, and helplessness are crucial factors in how we experience and make sense of the world. These same concerns are also key lenses through which we evaluate information and form judgments about possibilities, priorities, and courses of action.

Individuals and groups working to achieve important goals—from improved quality of life to positive societal change—can best tackle obstacles and embrace opportunities if they understand how these five core issues affect their efforts and outcomes (directly or indirectly, overtly or covertly, consciously or sub-consciously).

About Eidelson Consulting

Eidelson Consulting utilizes this innovative, research-based “dangerous ideas” framework in order to analyze, explain, and address critical barriers and prospects related to progressive change for individuals and groups. Please explore this website for a range of relevant materials and a description of specific services offered.

Roy Eidelson received his B.A. from Princeton University and his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. The former executive director of the Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict at the University of Pennsylvania, he is a licensed clinical psychologist, a past president of Psychologists for Social Responsibility, an associate director of the Solomon Asch Center at Bryn Mawr College, and a member of the Coalition for an Ethical Psychology.

Dr. Eidelson is available for consultation services, training workshops, and speaking engagements. He can be reached either by email at or by phone at 610-513-8685.