About Us


Division for Applied Social Psychology Research

2007 – 2009

Exploring Issues of Terrorism and Deradicalization

Before it was established on 2 May 2017, members of the Research Team had joined in research exploring the motive of terror acts perpetrated by groups acting on behalf of Islam since 2007. This is due to the direction of the late Professor Sarlito W. Sarwono as the initiator of the psychology of terrorism in Indonesia who is also our teacher.


Cooperation Experience with Pusat Studi Al-Quran (PSQ)

In 2009 our research team cooperated with Pusat Studi Al-Quran (PSQ) which at that time was led by Professor Quraish Shihab. A deradicalization pilot program was performed on terrorism and ex-combatant convicts who fought in a number of areas inside and outside of Indonesia


Experience with Ex-convicts of Terrorism and Combatant

After working with terrorism convicts, our team was also involved in the intervention of terrorism ex-convicts and in facilitating their da'wah according to their ability and interest through peaceful means.


Reeducation of Terrorism Convicts and Their Wives

In 2015, our research team was in contact with convicts and their family (wives and children). A number of workshops were organized in several prisons in Java and Sulawesi Island using psychological approach and entrepreneurship training. The wives were also invited to become agents campaigning for a peaceful Islam.


DASPR: Evaluation Program for Deradicalization and Reeducation Activity Inside and Outside of Prison.

Since the first year of its establishment, DASPR had done reeducation of terrorism convicts and their families both inside and outside of prison. In addition, we also collaborate with Ditjen Lapas, PPIM UIN, and UNDP to assess a number of de-radicalization activity in prison.


DASPR Joined IM Center

On 8th November 2018, DASPR officially became a part of IM Center for Dialogue and Peace.


  • To be a group of scholars who cares with humanitarian issues and social problems
  • To be a key role in providing data for mapping social issues such as social conflict and intergroup relations.
  • To be a reference in the use of non-violent approach or humanistic approach.


  • To educate and develop scientific research activities that are sensitive to social and humanitarian issues.
  • To create research activities and scientific development that care with community development and empowerment
  • To involve in the civil organization communities that active in discussing ways to understand as well as to reduce intergroup violence.


  • To understand the basic reasons how social problems occurred.
  • To find ways to solve problems with peaceful approaches.
  • Able to provide recommendations how to develop social policy that can prevent social conflict, radicalism and discriminations.


  • Become a place for research activities that concern to social problems and humanitarian issues.
  • Become a key role that actively involves to solve conflict and violence in Indonesia or its surrounded regions
  • To facilitate scholars and stucents who want to have first-hand experience in conducting research related to conflict resolution, violent extremism, and humanitarian issues
  • To facilitate visiting fellows (students, researchers, postdoctoral, or social scholar) who want to conduct research related to societal and humanitarian issues in Indonesia


DASPR conducted research focused on the following subjects:

  1. Radicalism and counter violent extremism
  2. The roles of women in counter violent extremism
  3. Rehumanization project
  4. Social stigma
  5. Politic, news media, and identity discourse
  6. Prejudice and metaprejudice


Division for Applied Social Psychology Research