Center for the Study of Youth & Political Conflict

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Peer-reviewed Articles

Barber, B. K., McNeely, Allen, C., Giacaman, R., Daher, M., Arafat, C., Belli, R. F., El Sarraj, E., & Abu Mallouh, M. (2016). Whither the “Children of the Stone”: An entire life under occupation. Journal of Palestine Studies,

Barber, B. K., McNeely, C. M. Doty, S. B., Belli, R. F., Shikaki, K., Hammad, O., & Ladeweh, W. (2016). Long-term exposure to political violence: The particular injury of persistent humiliation. Social Science & Medicine (in press)

Barber, B. K., El Sarraj, E., McNeely, C. M., Daher, M., Giacaman, R., Arafat, C., Barnes, W., & Abu Mallouh, M. (final revision submitted March 2016). Identifying mental suffering in context: Feeling broken or destroyed.

Barber, B. K. (2015). Political conflict and youth: Assessing the longer-term impact. Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (eds.) Robert Scott and Stephen Kosslyn, Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons.

McNeely, C.M., Barber, B. K., Giacaman, R., Arafat, C., Daher, M., El Sarraj, E., Abu-Mallouh, M., & Belli, R. (2015). Political imprisonment and adult functioning: A life event history analysis of Palestinians. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 28, 223-231. DOI: 1002/jts.22015

Barber, B. K. (2014). The politics of development. Human Development, 57, 319-321. DOI: 10.1159/000369328

Barber, B. K., Spellings, C., McNeely, C., Page, P. D., Giacaman, R., Arafat, C., Daher, M., El Sarraj, E., & Abu Mallouh, M. (2014). Politics drives human functioning, dignity, and quality of life. Social Science & Medicine, 122, 90-102. 10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.09.055

Barber, B. K. (2014). Youth and political conflict: Where are the Politics? Where are the Youth? Child Development Perspectives, 8(3), 125-130.

McNeely, C. Barber, B. K., Spellings, C., Giacaman, R., Arafat, C., Daher, M., El Sarraj, E., & Abu Mallouh, M. (2014): Human insecurity, chronic economic constraints and health in the occupied Palestinian territory, Global Public Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice, DOI: 10.1080/17441692.2014.903427

Barber, B. K. (2013). Political conflict and youth. Psychologist, 26(5, May), 2-5.

Barber, B. K. (2013). Annual research review: The experience of youth with political conflict: Challenging notions of resilience and encouraging research refinement. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 54, doi: 10.1111/jcpp.12056.

Youniss, J., Barber, B. K., & Billen, R. (2013). Children In the garden of democracy: The meaning of civic engagement in today’s Egypt. Journal of Social Science Education, 12, 6-13.

Spellings, C. R., Barber, B. K., Olsen, J. A. (2012). Political activism of Palestinian  youth: Exploring individual, parental, and ecological factors. Journal of Marriage and Family, 74 (5), 1084 – 1100.

Youniss, J., & Barber, B. K. (2012). Egyptian youth make history. Harvard International Review, November 29, 2012. http://hir.harvard.edu/youth-on-fire/egyptian-youth-make-history.

Barber, B. (2011). Youths Making Sense of Political Conflict: Considering Protective and Maladaptive Possibilities. Human Development, 54, 49-59.

Barber, B. K. (2010). The Shifting Complex of Identity: Issues of Individual and Contextual Change Informing the Narrative Identities of Conflict Youth. Human Development, 53(4), 202.

Barber, B. K. (2008). Contrasting portraits of war: Youths’ varied experiences with political violence in Bosnia and Palestine. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 32(4), 298-309.

Spellings, C. R. (2008). Scratching the surface: A comparison of girl soldiers from three geographic regions of the world. International Education, 38 (1), 21-39.

Barber, B. K. (2001). Political violence, social integration, and youth functioning: Palestinian youth from the Intifada. Journal of Community Psychology, 29, 259-280.

Barber, B. K. (2000). What has become of the “Children of the Stone”?  Palestine-Israel Journal, VI, 7-15.

Barber, B. K. (1999). Political violence, family relations, and Palestinian child functioning. Journal of Adolescent Research, 14, 206-230.

Barber, B. K. (1997). Palestinian children and adolescents during and after the Intifada. Palestine-Israel Journal 4 (1), 23-33.


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