Socio-Psychological Aspects of Ethnic Identity in Bosnia-Herzegovina
Dr. Vladimir Turjačanin’s presentation will explore the social context of living in post-conflict societies such as Bosnia-Herzegovina, as well as psychological research on the social phenomenon of ethnicity. He will speak about a society of sharp, constitution-embedded ethnic divisions, which are maintained through different aspects of social and individual lives; by being politicized, one's ethnicity also became a relevant point of reference in everyday life, focusing people's lives on ethno-driven cognition, emotions, and behavior. Dr. Turjačanin will present the results of his latest study of ethnic identity of youth in Bosnia-Herzegovina in which he analyzes how ethnic identity is constructed through social relations, social perception, and political attitudes among young people.
Dr. Vladimir Turjačanin is an Associate Professor of Social Psychology at the Department of Psychology, University of Banja Luka, Bosnia-Herzegovina. His research interests include the psychology of group processes, intergroup relations, ethnic identity, and prejudice in B-H. He has led a number of nation-wide research projects in B-H, including a UNICEF-sponsored study of ethnically divided schools. His publications include several books on social identity and ethnic attitudes of youth in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He was awarded a Fulbright Visiting Scholar fellowship for the 2012-2013 academic year at the School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences, Claremont Graduate University, in Claremont, California.
The event is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, November 27, 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in Nursing Amphitheatre 113.
This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Psychology and the Russian and East European Studies Program.
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