Adam W. Gilreath holds an MSc in Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology from the University of Oxford and obtained his BSc in in Psychology with a minor in Anthropology from Troy University (U.S.). Adam’s doctoral research will investigate the role of perceived threat in intergroup conflicts. More specifically, his research will examine the process by which a perceived threat leads to violent intergroup confrontations, as well as explore whether certain antecedent variables contribute to the sustainability and saliency of perceived threat in intergroup conflicts. This will be investigated in the context of the Northern Ireland conflict, and the recent proposition to remove the peace walls throughout Belfast. This research will also investigate what effects such conflicts have on the mental health of communities involved. Adam also maintains research interests in sacred values, terrorism, and identity fusion.
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