International Society of Political Psychology


Call for abstracts: EASP Small Group Meeting on Collective Victimhood and Intergroup Relations

Posted by Emma O'Dwyer •

EASP Small Group Meeting on Psychological Perspectives on Collective Victimhood and its Consequences for Intergroup Relations

Dates: 25-27 June, 2014

Location: Verona, Italy

Organizers: Masi Noor (Canterbury Christ Church University), Silvia Mari (University of Milan Bicocca), Johanna Ray Vollhardt (Clark University), Arie Nadler (Tel Aviv University)

Collective victimhood is among the most powerful of human experiences. Violent intergroup conflicts around the world are triggered, maintained and resolved partly depending on how victimhood is dealt with. Yet, research in social and political psychology on this important topic is, so far, still scarce.

This EASP-Small Group Meeting seeks to bring together emergent social psychological approaches to collective victimhood. We aim to discuss new theory and empirical findings on the psychological processes, dimensions, functions, antecedents, consequences, and policy implications of collective victimhood. This meeting aims to facilitate the integration of emerging theoretical approaches to collective victimhood, to assess their present empirical validation in diverse contexts of conflict and its aftermath throughout the world, and to stimulate future research and research collaborations on the psychology of collective victimhood.

The meeting will take place from June 25-27, 2014 in Verona, Italy. There are no registration fees, and costs of meals (and potentially some of the accommodation costs, pending additional funding) will be covered.

If you are interested in participating, please send an email including an abstract (250-300 words) and your contact details to Masi Noor ( by March 1, 2014.



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