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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

Call for collaborators: Predictors of Political Violence Project

23.01.2024, by Boaz Hameiri

If you are interested in collaborating with us in a global research on the predictors of political violence, please fill out the form in the link below by January 31st at the latest.

We are launching a global study to learn more about the drivers of support for and engagement in political violence, with a special focus on victimhood (for example, trait victimhood, inclusive or exclusive victim beliefs, competitive victimhood, etc.) and trauma as predictors. Current research on micro-level antecedents of political violence has produced conflicting findings. While some psychological factors (such as abuse or relative deprivation) orient people towards it, other contexts, where victimization was objectively present, do not lead people to become more violent. This calls for a holistic approach, taking into account dispositional, situational, and contextual factors to understand better which, and under what circumstances, populations are more likely to participate in political violence.

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While we are particularly interested in the relationship between victimhood and political violence, we are looking forward to including other relevant measures of your choice in the survey. We will provide our collaborators with materials and recommendations on how to adapt them to the chosen contexts.

To learn more about this project, which Rebecca Littman, UIC (, and Boaz Hameiri, TAU (, are leading, and indicate your interest in collaboration, please fill out this form by January 31: