Apagando el incendio con bencina. El conflicto Mapuche desde la perspectiva de la Psicología Social

This article was written and translated from English by Patricio Saavedra.  La foto de arriba fue publicada días atrás en El Mercurio (18 de Enero de 2016), el diario más famoso y conservador de Chile. Desde mi perspectiva, como estudiante de Doctorado

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Putting out the fire with gasoline. The Mapuche Conflict in Chile from a social psychological perspective

By Patricio Saavedra  The picture above was published some days ago in El Mercurio (18th January 2016), which is one of the most famous and conservative newspapers in Chile. From my perspective, as a PhD researcher in social movements, the

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The Social Psychology of Terrorism

By Evangelos Ntontis The Syrian civil war, the rise of ISIS, and the bombings of Syria from the West have caused people to abandon their houses and become refugees in order to survive. The attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015,

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The Syrian refugees in Greece, solidarity, and why categorization matters

By Evangelos Ntontis  Following the news the past few months, one must have noticed for sure the issue with the Syrian refugees trying to reach Europe due to the ongoing war in their country and the imminent threat to their

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كيف نجعل الحج أكثر أمانا- بفهم أفضل لعلم نفس الحشود

حصد حادث  الحج أرواح أكثر من ٧٠٠ شخص وأصاب أكثر من ٨٥٠ آخرين و وللأسف هذه المأساة ليست الأولى في الحج. يجذب الحج ملايين الأشخاص سنويا من كل أنحاء العالم, ويشتمل على عدة شعائر غير بسيطة مما يرشحه ليكون مناسبة

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لماذا يستميت اللاجئون السوريون للوصول إلى أوربا؟ وجهة نظر أكاديمية  

“لَعَمْرُكَ مَا ضَاقَتْ بِلَادٌ بِأَهْلِهَا وَلَكِنَّ أَخْلَاقَ الْرِّجَالِ تَضِيْقُ” أثار موت الطفل السوري الهارب من اللجوء إلى اللجوء مشاعر صادمة من حزن وغضب وحتى يأس وعجز. على الرغم من الألم والدموع, تلك المشاعر نجحت في إحياء معاناة اللاجئين السوريين في

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Why Syrian refugees are dying to get to Europe: A research perspective

Following the latest news about the recent refugees crises in Europe, one can easily become confused.  Why are thousands of Syrian refugees “swarming” into Europe? If they are fleeing war, why don’t they just cross the border and stay in

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I study psychosocial support among refugees of conflict in developing countries and the role of social identity in these mechanisms, and large chunk of my PhD project data is qualitative. I did some interviews for a pilot study and I

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7/7 and the promise of community resilience

On the morning of July 7th 2005, we were on the platform at Waterloo East tube station. We were our way to the Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition to present our research on crowd behaviour in emergencies. But, before we

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Η ψυχολογία των μαζικών αναλήψεων

Η σημερινή ανακοίνωση πως οι ελληνικές τράπεζες θα παραμείνουν κλειστές τουλάχιστον έως το δημοψήφισμα της Κυριακής, προφανώς ωθήθηκε από την απόφαση της Ευρωπαϊκής Κεντρικής Τράπεζας (ΕΚΤ) να διακόψει την οικονομική υποστήριξη που επέτρεψε στις ελληνικές τράπεζες να λειτουργούν, παρόλο που

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