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Symposium on Self and Identity

Symposium on Self and Identity
Room, Level 6 of the Sir Llew Edwards Building (building no 14), St. Lucia campus, Brisbane
9:00am Saturday, 4th May 2013
5:00pm Saturday, 4th May 2013


This symposium brings together people who are actively involved in research in social psychology or related disciplines. It is a forum for the exchange of ideas, the discussion of theoretical and conceptual issues, presentation of current research, and the establishment and strengthening of formal research connections in this field.  There are 8 papers acting as foci for discussion, chosen to reflect the diversity and breadth of the research.

Inaugurated in 1992, this is the twenty first gathering in Brisbane. This year the symposium is again sponsored by the Centre for Research in Social Psychology. Each year we aim to gather a cross-section of emerging and established researchers not just from SE Queensland but also interstate and overseas.

This year we are pleased to present the following local, interstate and international speakers: 

  •  Cindy Gallois (University of Queensland) Health communication as intergroup: Accommodation, identity, and conflict.
  • Thomas Morton (University of Exeter) A future without "us": Dilemmas of minority identity and social change.
  • Lisa Zadro (University of Sydney) 'Ostracism: The perils pitfalls of being excluded and ignored'.
  • Tegan Cruwys (University of Queensland) Depression: Is social identity the missing ingredient?
  • Gina Perry (University of Melbourne) Self and identity in accounts of Stanley Milgram's obedience experiments.
  • Elise Kalokerinos (University of Queensland) The role of the aging positivity effect in physical health.
  • Alex Haslam (University of Queensland) A new psychology of Economics: Social identity as the foundation for needs, spending, and happiness.
  • Richard Bourhis & Nicole Carigan (Universite du Quebec a Montreal) and Elisa Montaruli (College Ahuntsic, Montreal, Canada) Linguistic and ethnic identities in the five bilingual autonomous communities of Spain. 

There is no registration fee and refreshments and lunch will be provided.

When and Where

The BSSI will be held on Saturday 4th May in the Terrace Room, Level 6 of the Sir Llew Edwards Building (building no 14), St. Lucia campus, Brisbane. For those using public transport, there are the options of catching a bus to the St. Lucia Campus or the City Cat to the “University of Queensland” stop.

The morning session commences at 9am and runs until 12.20pm when we break for lunch. The afternoon session commences at 1.50pm and finishes at 5pm. There will be breaks during each session in which refreshments will be provided.  In the evening, there will be the traditional symposium party (with food, nibbles, wine and other drinks provided) at the psychology building courtyard.


If you are interested in coming along, please RSVP by April 26 to:

Further Information

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