The CIIR aims to advance the academic and public understanding of some of the key challenges facing individuals, groups and societies, from the perspective of social and political psychology. Our research focuses on the role of identity in explaining attitudes and behaviour, and examines intergroup relations in a variety of contexts both within and beyond Northern Ireland. The Centre is multidisciplinary, working with academics in the Schools of Anthropology, Architecture, Education, and Politics amongst others, multi-methodological, conducting both basic and applied research using a variety of different methodologies (e.g., experimental, survey, interview and ethnographic research), and multinational, with collaborators and research projects taking place across Europe, North and South America, and Australia. The Centre currently holds funding from the Economic and Social Research Council, the Global Challenges Research Fund, the Leverhulme Trust, the Richard Benjamin Trust, the Spencer Foundation, and UEFISCDI.
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