Center for the Study of Youth & Political Conflict

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Peer-reviewed Articles

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.

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 Youths? Child Development Perspectives

McNeely, C., Barber, B. K., Spellings, C., Giacaman, R., Arafat, C., El-Sarraj, E., Daher, M., & Abu Mallouh, M. (2014). Human insecurity, chronic economic constraints and health in the occupied Palestinian territory. Global Public Health.

Barber, B. K. (2013, Spring). Serendipitous scholarship and the discovery of Palestinians. NCFR Report, 58-1, F6-F8.

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.

Barber, B. K., & Youniss, J. (2012). Egyptian youth make history. Harvard International Review, November 29, 2012.

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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