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July 2017

Our research from the current project was presented at ISPP in Edinburgh and EASP in Granada.

McKeown, S., & Taylor, L.K. (2017, July). Youth social identification and participation in sectarian and civic behaviour in Northern Ireland. Paper presented at the European Association of Social Psychology. Granada, Spain.

Taylor, L.K. & McKeown, S. (2017, July). Does violence beget violence? Family ethnic socialization and intergroup bias among youth in settings of intergroup conflict. Paper presented at the European Association for Social Psychology. Granada, Spain.

McKeown, S., & Taylor, L.K. (July 2017). Peacebuilding support and intergroup contact: Promoting youth social and political civic participation in Northern Ireland. Paper presented at International Society of Political Psychology. Edinburgh, UK.

 

 

April 2017

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Poster presented by Laura Taylor at SRCD

Does violence beget violence? Laura Taylor discussed this in a poster session at the Society for Research in Child Development biennial conference in Austin, Texas.

Taylor, L.T. & McKeown Jones, S. (2017, April). Does violence beget violence? Family ethnic socialization and intergroup bias among youth in settings of intergroup conflict. Society for Research in Child Development. Austin, TX.

March 2017

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Karolina Urbanska, NIBPS (March 2017)

Karolina Urbanska presented a paper from this project at the annual Northern Ireland branch of British Psychological Society meeting in Dundalk, Ireland.

Urbanska, K., McKeown Jones, S., & Taylor, L. (2017, March). Peacebuilding potential: Reducing contention and promoting civic and political participation among the post-accord generation in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland British Psychological Society. Dundalk, Ireland.

 

January 2017

During school years 2015/16 and 2016/17, our research team visited nine secondary schools across Northern Ireland. We would like to sincerely thank the principals, parents, and teaching staff for allowing the pupils to participate in our study across two time points. Special thanks goes to the pupils themselves – without their honest and thoughtful responses, this project would have not been possible. We are happy to report that we received responses from almost 400 pupils across both time points. We will be sharing some of the exciting work that the pupils have helped us with on this page. Read more about the preliminary results in the Positive Youth Development newsletter we have sent to our schools.

 

September 2016

Shelley McKeown Jones and Jeff Hanna both presented presented some preliminary findings from the first wave of the project at the British Psychological Conference in Cardiff.

McKeown, S. & Taylor, L.K. (2016, September). Peacebuilding potential: Contentious issues, attitudes and behaviours among the post-accord generation in Northern Ireland. Social Section of the British Psychological Society. Cardiff, UK.

Hanna, J.R. & Taylor, L.K. (2016, September). The role of perspective taking for positive development among emerging adults in a setting of protracted conflict. Social Section of the British Psychological Society. Cardiff, UK.

 

March 2016

Laura Taylor and Jeff Hanna each presented a paper on empathy and prosocial behaviours at Northern Ireland Branch of British Psychological Society meeting and Society of Australasian Social Psychologists meeting respectively.

Taylor, L.K., McKeown Jones, S., & Hanna, J. (2016, March). Altruism born of suffering:
Empathy and out-group helping among emerging adults in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland Branch of British Psychological Society. Dundalk, Ireland.

Hanna, J.R. & Taylor, L.K.  (2016, March) Altruism born of suffering: Empathy and out-group helping among emerging adults in Northern Ireland. Society of Australasian Social Psychologists. Brisbane, Australia. 

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