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Religiosity in the Post-Socialist Context

Dr. Dusanic talks about "Religiosity in the Post-Socialist Context - Integration of Empirical Researches in Bosnia and Herzegovina"

Pre-war researches on religiosity in Bosnia and all ex Yugoslavia show that majority of inhabitants identify themselves as nonreligious. In 1990s many things changed, fall of the socialist system, ethnic conflicts, war. These circumstances were followed by expansion of religion that become a socially desirable ideology.

In this lecture we will summarize more than 40 researches and present how many young people are religious, and what are main determinants and correlates of their religiosity in the post-socialist conditions. The results confirmed the complex connection between religiosity with various personality traits, interpersonal relationships and inter-group relations.

Dr. Srdjan Dusanic is employed at the University of Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Faculty of Philosophy, Psychology department, currently as an associate professor of Social Psychology and Psychology of Religion.

He wrote several books: Men and gender relations in Bosnia and Herzegovina; Family and religiosity; Psychological researches of religiosity; Religious orientation and learned helplessness of adolescents; Complexity of social identities in Bosnia and Herzegovina; Characteristics of football fans. His life and professional experience comes from about 50 countries and his involvement in many local and regional research programs.

The venue takes place on Monday, 15th of May 2017, 7 p.m. at the IPU Berlin, Large Lecture Hall, third floor, 10555 Berlin.