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London and Home Counties Branch Symposium - Identity

29 June 2017 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Registration fees can be found on the event booking page.
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Although an agreed definition remains elusive, identity is a central concept in psychology as well as the related disciplines of sociology, anthropology and philosophy.

The goals of this Symposium are to synthesise conceptual and empirical work and to present advances in the study and understanding of the psychological concept of identity.

Our objectives are to bridge divides and generate debate on the topic of identity in its broadest sense so that we are able to appreciate different perspectives and generate new interdisciplinary knowledge.

The keynote speakers at this event will be:

  • Prof Constantine Sedikides, University of Southampton
  • Dr Vivian Vignoles, University of Sussex

Institute for Child Health
Kennedy Lecture Theatre,
University College London
30 Guilford St.

Event Location: 

Call for Papers

Submissions for the LHC Branch Symposium closed at 23.59 on 5th March 2017.


Please note this is a draft agenda and is subject to change:

09:00 Registration
09:30 Symposium Welcome

Keynote Presentation

Self-Enhancement in Cultural Context - Prof Constantine Sedikides

10:20 - 11:05

Session 1

The construction of self through Expressive Writing:
theoreticaland methodological implications - Rebecca Pavlides

Identity Fluency - Dr Diana Voller

Q & A

11:05 Break
11:25 - 12:30

Session 2

New feminine identities in the ‘culture of intoxication’ - Alison Jane MacKiewicz 

The ‘selving’ of a life: an existential phenomenological exploration
f the development and growing identity of undergraduates - Natalie Lancer

Belonging in the face of uncertainty: exploring social identity as a
esilience strategy in adolescent refugees - Shilan Keskin 

Q & A

12.30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:35

Session 3

A qualitative study into the negotiation of dual
identity among British Muslim women - Mariam Tarik 

Muslims in Scotland: Identity, Integration,
and Impact on Psychological Wellbeing - Karim Mitha

Understanding the dynamics of Sunni-Shia
elations: Perspectives from Turkey - Husameddin Ates 

Q & A

14:35 Break
14:50 - 15:55

Session 4

Narrative construction of identities in young
people living with a contested illness - Dr Wendy Solomons 

Differences between forecasted and retrospective construction
of the extended self through purchasing and well-being evaluations - Olaya Moldes 

Fashion photography and identity: Acceptance
or rejection for objectified bodies - Caryn Franklin 

Q & A

15:55 Session changeover
16:05 Keynote Presentation
Identity: Personal AND Social - Dr Vivian Vignoles 
16:50 Summing Up
Professor Carolyn Mair, Chair, London and Home Counties Branch 
17:10 Symposium Close

Registration fees can be found on the event booking page.


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