International Society of Political Psychology

Conference Abstracts

6E Development and consequences of ‘identity’ for young people

(Session Organizer) Jackie Abell, Lancaster University; (Discussant) Clifford Stevenson, University of Limerick; (Chair) Shelley McKeown, University of Ulster

Conference: ISPP 2011
Affiliation: Lancaster University
Research Area: Political culture, identity, and language

These 4 papers all consider how 'identity' is developed in young people.  Whilst 3 of the papers examine how national or religious identity is shaped through education (Hong Kong, Canada & US, Northern Ireland), the other considers the role of sport and recent conflict in influencing the construction of a distinct national identity.