Call for papers: A small group meeting on Collective Harm-doing

A conference that was held Tuesday/Wednesday April 7-8, 2015.

Below is the original call for papers, and at the menu on the left
you can access the program as well as the speakers’ presentations.

The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Winnifred Louis (University of Queensland), Catherine E. Amiot (Universite du Quebec a Montreal), and Emma Thomas (Murdoch University) (convenors)


Sponsored by the Society for Australasian Social Psychology (SASP);
the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI); and
the Centre for Research in Social Psychology, UQ (CRISP).

Collective Harm-doing

It is well-documented that harm-doing is painful for the victims, in work ranging from minority stress (e.g., Meyer, 1995) to genocide (e.g., Staub, 2003). This small group meeting brings a new focus on perpetrators, including the association between their harm-doing and their well-being, and the processes through which people engage and disengage from harm-doing. We seek to include research on perpetrators of harm-doing at all levels, including both intergroup (e.g., racists, hate criminals, soldiers, extremist groups, gang violence) and interpersonal harm-doing (domestic violence, feuding). We are open to qualitative and quantitative research, and to case study, survey, experimental, and longitudinal studies.

Particularly welcome are those contributions that focus on the processes and the trajectories through which people come to engage in and desist from harm-doing.

The meeting will take place April 7 to April 8 2015 at The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, immediately prior to the 2015 SASP conference in Newcastle, New South Wales. We aim to include up to 30 active participants, about half being from Australia, and about half being junior faculty or postgraduates. Another 20 observers may be able to participate in the meeting, on the basis of expressions of interest and research topics congruent with the active speakers’.

All participants and observers must be members of SPSSI or SASP at the time of the meeting.

For further information contact Winnifred Louis (w.louis@psy.uq.edu.au), or Catherine E. Amiot (amiot.catherine@uqam.ca).

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