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Department of Psychology
 
Charles Harb

   

Charles Harb is a social and political psychologist interested in research on identities and group dynamics, with a special focus on the Arab world. His research includes investigating sectarianism, social identities, identity motives and preferences, self-concept across cultures, and social cohesion. He has collaborated on cross-cultural projects on identities, emotions, social axioms, organizational behavior, and values. Charles is currently working on intergroup violence, sectarian and group dynamics, collective action models, and identities within the Lebanese socio-political context and the larger Arab world. He also consulted on several United Nations related projects.

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

 RECENT AWARDS

 

1.       Harb*, C. (2016). Arab Region: Culture, Values, and Identities. In M. Amer & G. Awad (Eds), Handbook of Arab American Psychology, pp. 3-19. New York: Routledge. ISBN: [978-0-415-84192-4] – winner of The Evelyn Shakir Non-Fiction Award at the 10th annual Arab American Book Awards (hosted by the Arab American National Museum).

2.       Fischer, R., Ferreira, M. C., Gok, K., van Meurs, N., Jiang D-Y., Achmadi, D., Mendoza, M., Hassan, A., Fontaine, J., Harb, C., Achoui, M., Mogaji, A.,and Cieciuch, J. (2016). Cultural Uncertainty as Moderator of the Organizational Formalization Puzzle. recipients of the “Outstanding International Implications Paper Award” OB Division – Academy of Management.

 

 

INVITED ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS 

1.       Harb*, C. (2016). Arab Region: Culture, Values, and Identities. In M. Amer & G. Awad (Eds), Handbook of Arab American Psychology, pp. 3-19. New York: Routledge. ISBN: [978-0-415-84192-4] – winner of The Evelyn Shakir Non-Fiction Award at the 10th annual Arab American Book Awards (hosted by the Arab American National Museum).

2.       Harb*, C., & Saab, R. (2014). Social Cohesion and Intergroup Relations: Syrian Refugees and Lebanese Nationals in the Bekaa and Akkar. Policy Memo #1; Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs. American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon.

3.       Harb*, C., (2014). Arab Youth Values and Identities: Impact of the Arab Uprisings. European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMED) 2014, p 3-8. Barcelona: Spain

CO-AUTHORED BOOK 

4. Harb, W., Assaf, S., Takieddine, S., & Harb, C. (2010).

إشكاليات الديمقراطية والتنمية في المنطقة العربية: مقاربة إصلاحية في خدمة حكم القانون. منشورات الحلبي الحقوقية: بيروت ,لبنان.

     [The Problematics of Democracy and Governance in the Arab Region: A Reform approach to improve     

     the rule of law (368 pages). Al-Halabi Legal Publications, Beirut, Lebanon. ISBN: 614-401-000-6]  

 PEER-REVIEWED ACADEMIC JOURNALS 

5.       Saab, R., & Harb, C., Moughalian, C. (In Press). Intergroup contact as a predictor of violent and nonviolent collective action: Evidence from Syrian refugees and Lebanese nationals. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology.

6.       Vignoles et al. (2016). Beyond the 'East-West' dichotomy: Global variation in cultural models of selfhood. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 145(8), pp. 966-1000. DOI: http://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1037/xge0000175

7.       Smith et al. (2016). Individual and culture-level components of survey response styles: A multi-level analysis using cultural models of selfhood. International Journal of Psychology, DOI: 10.1002/ijop.12293

8.       Harb*, C (2016). Perceived inequalities among Lebanese nationals and Syrian refugees. World Social Sciences Report, (June, 2016). Invited peer reviewed publication of the International Social Sciences Council and UNESCO, pp 135-137.

9.       Abubakar, A. et al (2016). Measurement Invariance of the Brief Multidimensional Student’s Life Satisfaction Scale among Adolescents and Emerging Adults across 23 Cultural Contexts. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, (vol. 34 no. 128-38). DOI:10.1177/0734282915611284

10.   Abou Abdallah, M., Kashima, Y., & Harb, C. (2016). “Brothers" in Arms: Does Metaphorizing Kinship Increase Approval of Parochial Altruism? Journal of Cognition and Culture. DOI: 10.1163/15685373-12342167

11.   Becker, M., Vignoles, V. L., Owe, E., et al. (2014). Cultural bases for self-evaluation: Seeing oneself positively in different cultural contexts. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40, 657-675. DOI: 10.1177/0146167214522836

12.   Harb*, C, & Fischer, R., (2013). Terrorism and Jihad in Indonesia: Questions and possible ways forward. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 16, 117-122.DOI: 10.1111/ajsp.12020

13.   Owe, E. Vignoles, V. L., Becker, M., Brown, R., Smith, P. B., et al. (2012). Contextualism as an important factor of individualism-collectivism: personhood beliefs across 37 national groups. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 44(1). DOI: 10.1177/0022022111430255

14.   Becker, M., Owe, E., Vignoles, V. L., Brown, R., Smith P. B., et al. (2011).Culture and the distinctiveness motive: Constructing identity in individualist and collectivist contexts. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. DOI: 10.1037/a0026853

15.   Fischer, R., Ferreira, C., et al. (2011). Are Perceptions of Organizational Justice Universal? An Exploration of Measurement Invariance Across Thirteen Cultures. Social Justice Research, 24(4), 297-313, DOI: 10.1007/s11211-011-0142-7

16.   Smith, P. B., Peterson, M. F., Thomason, S.  J., et al. (2011). National culture as a moderator of the relationship between managers’ use of guidance sources and how well work events are handled. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 42: 1101. DOI: 10.1177/0022022110381427

17.   Smith, P. B., Torres, C., Hecker, J. et al. (2011). Individualism-collectivism and business context as predictors of behavior in cross-national work settings: incidence and outcomes. International Journal of Intercultural Relations. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijintrel.2011.02.001

18.   Smith, P. B., Huang, H. J., Harb, C., Torres, C. (2011). How distinctive are indigenous ways of achieving influence? A comparative study of guanxi, wasta, jeitinho and “pulling strings”. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. DOI: 10.1177/0022022110381430

19.   Dbaibo-Darwiche, D., Harb*, C., Van Meurs, N. (2010). Value Incongruence and Organizational Justice as Predictors of Perceived Stress in Lebanese Organizational settings. Journal of Applied Psychology: An International Review, 59(4), 701-720. DOI: 10.1111/j.1464-0597.2010.00423.x

20.   Harb*, C. (July, 2010). Describing the Lebanese Youth: A national and psycho-social Survey. Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, Working Paper Series (1), pp. 1-35.  American University of Beirut, Lebanon. [peer reviewed]

21.   Rebeiz, M., & Harb*, C. (2010). Perceptions of rape and attitudes towards women in a sample of Lebanese students. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 25(4), 735-752.

22.   Matsumoto, D., Yoo, S. H., Fontaine, J. et al., (2009). Hypocrisy or maturity: culture and context differentiation. European Journal of Personality, 23, 1-14.

23.   Fischer, R., Ferreira, M. C., Asmar, E., Redford, P., Harb, C., et al. (2009).  Individualism-Collectivism as descriptive norms: development of a subjective norm approach to culture measurement. Journal of Cross-cultural Psychology, 40(2), 187-213

24.   Harb*, C., & Smith, P. B. (2008). Self-Construals across cultures: Beyond independence and interdependence. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology 39(2), 178-197

25.   Fisher, R., & Harb*, C., Al-Sarraf, S., & Nashabe, O. (2008). Support for resistance among Iraqi students. Basic and Applied Social Psychology.

26.   Matsumoto et al. (2008). Mapping Expressive Differences around the World: The Relationship between Emotional Display Rules and Individualism v. Collectivism. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology 39(1), 55-74

27.   Smith, P. B., Achoui, M., & Harb, C. (2007). Unity and diversity in Arab managerial styles. International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management, 7(3), 275-289

28.   Fisher, R., Ferreira. M. C., Assmar, E. M., Redford, P., & Harb, C. (2005). Organisational behaviour across cultures: Theoretical and methodological issues for developing multi-level frameworks involving culture. International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management, V5 (1), pp. 27-48

29.   Smith, P. B. et al. (2005). Demographic variables in the use of vertical sources of guidance by managers in widely differing cultural contexts. International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management, V5(1), pp. 5-26.

30.   Bond et al. (2004). Culture level dimensions of social axioms and their correlates across 41 cultures. Journal of Cross-cultural Psychology, 35 (5), 548-570.

31.   Smith, P. B., Peterson, M. F., Schwartz, S. H., et al. (2002). Cultural values, sources of guidance, and their relevance to managerial behavior: A 47 nation study. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology,33(2), pp.188-208.

32.   Smith, P. B., Harb, C., Lonner, W. J., & van de Vijver, F. (2001). The Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology between 1993 and 2000. Looking back and Looking ahead. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 32(1) 9-17.

PUBLISHED INVITED KEYNOTE PAPERS 

33.   Harb*, C. (2007). Negotiating Identities: conflicting models in the Arab world. Keynote paper submitted for Negotiating Identities e-conference [electronically retrieved: http://identityresearch.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=78&Itemid=1 

34.   Harb*, C. (2007). Understanding polarisation in the Middle East: Contextualisation and recommendations. Paper presented at National Coordinator for Counter Terrorism (NCTb) International conference on “the Countering Radicalisation: Perspectives and Strategies from around the Globe”, The Hague, The Netherlands.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS  

35.   Harb*, C (in Press –2017). Development of a social Cohesion Index for the Arab region. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). New York: UN House (Peer reviewed)

36.   Harb*, C., & Saab, R. (2014). Social Cohesion and Intergroup Relations: Syrian Refugees and Lebanese Nationals in the Bekaa and Akkar. [published by Save the Children – & Published online on the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) website: http://data.unhcr.org/syrianrefugees/working_group.php?Page=Country&LocationId=122&Id=63

37.   Harb*, C. (2012). Intercommunity Relations and Perceptions: A Survey of Palestinian and Lebanese Youth in North Lebanon. United Nations Development Program (UNDP) – in Association with the Lebanese Palestinian Dialogue Committee (LPDC). Dissemination withheld due to sensitive data.

38.   Harb*, C. (2007). State of the Media: Expert and public opinion surveys[1]. الإعلام في الدول العربية: رصد وتحليل (الأردن – لبنان – المغرب – مصر)  [In

Media in the Arab world: Monitoring and Analyses (Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Egypt)] (pp. 34-78). Beirut, Lebanon: Arab Center for the Rule of Law and Integrity

39.   Harb*, C. (2007). State of the Judiciary: Expert and public opinion surveys. القضاء في الدول العربية: رصد وتحليل (الأردن – لبنان – المغرب – مصر)  [In state of the Judiciary in the Arab world: Monitoring and Analyses (Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Egypt)] (pp. 53 – 106). Beirut, Lebanon: Arab Center for the Rule of Law and Integrity

40.   Harb*, C. (2007). State of Parliaments: Expert and public opinion surveys.  البرلمان في الدول العربية: رصد وتحليل (الأردن – لبنان – المغرب – مصر)  [In Parliaments in the Arab world: Monitoring and Analyses (Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Egypt) (pp. 51-86). Beirut, Lebanon: ACRLi

 

INVITED SPEAKER AND ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS 

INVITED SPEECHES & KEYNOTES

1.       Harb*, C. (July 2016). Collective Action & intergroup dynamics in the Arab world. Invited Symposium convener and speaker, XXXI International Congress of Psychology (ICP), Yokohama, Japan.

2.       Harb*, C., & Saab, R. (July 2016). Understanding Support for an Islamic Caliphate & Rule in Tripoli, Lebanon: A Social Psychological Perspective. Invited Symposium, XXXI International Congress of Psychology (ICP), Yokohama, Japan.

3.       Harb*, C. (2015). Developing a Social Cohesion Index for the Arab Region. Keynote presentation at the UNDP’s  Expert Group Meeting (EGM), Amman, Jordan (November 2015).

4.       Harb*, C. (2015). Developing a Social Cohesion Index for the Arab region: Models and Indices. Keynote presentation at the UNDP’s Expert Group Meeting (EGM) in Beirut, Lebanon (December, 2015).

5.       Harb*, C. (July, 2012). Social identities and intergroup relations: Models and applications in Iraq and Lebanon. Invited Keynote Address. XXX International Congress of Psychology (ICP), Cape Town, South Africa.

6.       Harb*, C., Ayanian, A., Ghanem, L., Harb, C., Itani, M. (2014). Nature Conversation (حديث الطبيعة). Invited paper on the research associated with AUB’s NCC toolkit at the Lebanese Ministry of Education to over 250 public school officials. January 16th, 2014.

7.       Harb*, C (December, 2012). Psychometric lessons from cross-cultural research. Invited paper presented at the United Nations Public Administration Network (UNPAN) expert group meeting, Beirut, Lebanon. http://unpan1.un.org/intradoc/groups/public/documents/un/unpan050849.pdf

8.       Harb*, C. (July, 2009). Surveying identities and values in Lebanon. Invited paper presented at the Issam Fares Institute’s Research and Policy Forum on Youth in the Arab World, Beirut, Lebanon.

9.       Harb*, C. (2009). Social psychological predictors of support for political violence in the Middle East: National surveys in Iraq and Lebanon. Invited address, Political Psychology Department, Queen’s University, Belfast, UK.

10.   Harb*, C. (October, 2007). Understanding polarisation in the Middle East: Contextualisation and recommendations. Keynote presented at National Coordinator for Counter Terrorism (NCTb) International conference on “the Countering Radicalisation: Perspectives and Strategies from around the Globe”, The Hague, The Netherlands.

ACADEMIC CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

11.   Fischer, R., Ferreira, M. C., Gok, K., van Meurs, N., Jiang D-Y., Achmadi, D., Mendoza, M., Hassan, A., Fontaine, J., Harb, C., Achoui, M., Mogaji, A.,and Cieciuch, J. (2016). Cultural Uncertainty as Moderator of the Organizational Formalization Puzzle. recipients of the “Outstanding International Implications Paper Award” OB Division – Academy of Management.

12.   Saab, R, & Harb, C., &. (July 2016). Arab public opinion - exploring political attitudes across populations and time. Invited Symposium, XXXI International Congress of Psychology (ICP), Yokohama, Japan.

13.   Thomas, N., & Harb, C. (July, 2015). How Israel's Denial of the Palestinian Right of Return Affects Anti-Israeli Attitudes of Palestinian Refugees". Paper presented at the International Society for Political Psychology (ISPP) annual conference, San Diego, CA.

14.   Harb*, C., & Saab, R. (March, 2015). Understanding Support for an Islamic Caliphate & Rule: The Role of Inequality, Mobility and social-psychological variables. Proposal Presented at the Arab Council for the Social Sciences annual meeting, Beirut, Lebanon.

15.   Saab, R., & Harb, C. (March, 2015). "الشعورباللامساواة والإستعداد لمناهضتها  لدى النازحين السوريين والمواطنين اللبنانيين في عكار والبقاع".  [Justice perception and readiness for action among Syrian refugees and Lebanese nationals in Akaar and the Bekaa]. Paper presented at the Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS) annual conference, Beirut, Lebanon.

16.   Saab, R., & Harb, C. (November, 2014). The impact of the Syrian crisis on Lebanon: Differential expectations regarding when Syrian refugees will return to Syria predict differential social cohesion efforts among Syrian refugees and Lebanese nationals. Paper presented at the “The Impact of Arab Uprisings on Citizenship in the Arab World” conference, Balamand University, Lebanon.

17.   Hachem, A., & Harb, C. (July 2014). Content and Sources of Sectarian Stereotypes among an Undergraduate Student Sample at the American University of Beirut. Paper presented at the International Society for Political Psychology (ISPP) annual conference, Rome, Italy.

18.   Harb*, C., & Saab, R. (July, 2014). Syrian Refugees in Lebanon: Social cohesion and inter-community relations in times of crisis. Paper presented at the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP) Congress, Reims, France.

19.   Tavitian, L., Bender, M., van de Vijver, F., Chasiotis, A., & Harb, C. (2014). Affirming identity through autobiographical memories under threat conditions. Paper presented at the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP) Congress, Reims, France.

20.   Hachem, A., & Harb, C. (February, 2014). Content and sources of sectarian stereotypes among an undergraduate student sample at the American university of Beirut. Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) conference, Austin Texas.

21.   Abou Abdallah, M., Kashima, Y., & Harb, C. (July, 2013). Parochial Altruism: the effect of kinship, culture of honour, and threat on its endorsement during intergroup conflict. Paper presented at the regional conference of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP), Los Angeles, CA.

22.   Moukarzel, R. & Harb, C (June, 2013). Interpersonal conflict at work and related outcomes: The moderating effect of vertical and horizontal Individualism–Collectivism. Paper presented at the regional conference of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP), Los Angeles, CA

23.   Harb*, C (July, 2012). Intercommunity Relations and Perceptions: A Representative survey of Lebanese and Palestinian youth in North Lebanon. Paper presented at the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP) conference, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

24.   Vignoles, V. L., et al. (July, 2011). Identity motives in cultural context: An introduction. Paper presented at the IACCP Regional Conference 2011, Istanbul, Turkey.

25.   Owe, E., Vignoles, V. L., et al. (July, 2011). Measuring culture : Values, beliefs and practices across 34 nations and 57 cultural groups. Paper presented at the IACCP Regional Conference 2011, Istanbul, Turkey.

26.   Harb*, C (July, 2011). Psychological perspectives on social change in the Arab world: Values, identities and gender norms. Paper presented at the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP) Congress in Istanbul, Turkey.

27.   Harb*, C (July, 2011). The Winter of Arab Discontent: Causes, Meanings, and Consequences. Roundtable presentation at the International Society for Political Psychology (ISPP) conference in Istanbul, Turkey.

28.   Ayanian, A., & Harb*, C. (2011). Assessment of Prejudice in a Community Sample of Armenian Lebanese. Paper presented at the International Society for Political Psychology (ISPP) conference in Istanbul, Turkey.

29.   Harb*, C. (March, 2011). Lebanese-Palestinian Perceptions: A representative sampling survey of youth in North Lebanon. United Nations Development Program presentation, Beirut, Lebanon.

30.   Vignoles, V. L., Becker, M., Owe, E., Brown, R., Smith, P., et al. (2011). Cultural bases of self-esteem: Seeing oneself positively in different cultural contexts. Paper presented at the 16th EASP General Meeting, Stockholm, July 12-16.

31.   Owe, E., Vignoles, V. L., Becker, M., Brown, R., Smith, P., Easterbrook, M., et al. (2011). Individualism-collectivism as a dimension of contextual, not individual, differences. Paper presented at the 16th EASP General Meeting, Stockholm, July 12-16.

32.   Becker, M., Easterbrook, M., Vignoles, V. L., Owe, E., et al. (2011). Motivational conflict between distinctiveness and belonging: Fundamental or cultural? Paper presented at the 16th EASP General Meeting, Stockholm, July 12-16.

33.   Vignoles, V.L., Becker, M., Owe, E., Brown, R., Smith, P.B., et al. (2011). Cultural bases of self-esteem: Seeing oneself positively in different cultural contexts. Poster presented at the SPSP 2011 Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, January 27-29. 

34.   Becker, M., Vignoles, V.L., Owe, E., Brown, R., Smith, P.B., et al., (2011). Culture and the distinctiveness motive: Constructing identity in individualist and collectivist contexts. Poster presented at the SPSP 2011 Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, January 27-29. 

35.   Harb*, C. (2011) Lebanese Palestinian Perceptions: a representative sampling survey of Youth in North Lebanon. Paper presented at the UNDP offices to stakeholders, March 1st, 2011.

36.   Becker, M., Vignoles, V. L., Owe, E. et al. (2010). Culture and the distinctiveness principle: Results from a 19-nation study. Paper presented at the BPS Social Psychology Conference. Winchester, UK, September 7-9. 

37.   Harb*, C. (July, 2010). Describing the Lebanese Youth: A national and psycho-social survey. Paper presented at the Issam Fares Institute Roundtable discussion, American University of Beirut, Lebanon.

38.   Becker, M., Vignoles, V., Smith, P. B., et al. (July, 2010). The motive for distinctiveness in cultural context: Results from a 19-nation study. Paper presented at the 20th International Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, Melbourne, Australia.

39.   Ferreira, M. C., Fischer, R. et al. (July, 2010). Examining the impact of organizational and cultural norms and practices on work behaviour: An overview of the Organizations, Culture and Behaviour Project. Paper presented at the 20th International Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, Melbourne, Australia.

40.   Harb*, C., Smith, P. B., Torres, C. V., & Huang, H. J. (July, 2010).  Achieving influence among university students: A comparative study of Guanxi, Wasta, Jeitinho and “pulling strings. Paper presented at the 20th International Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, Melbourne, Australia.

41.   Harb*, C. (March, 2010). A national survey of youths in Lebanon. Social and Behavioral Sciences’ Brown bag, SBS dept. AUB.

42.   Harb*, C. (February, 2010). Values and Identities: a national survey of youths in Lebanon. Paper presented at the Issam Fares Institute’s Youths Roundtable, Dubai School of Governance, Dubai, UAE.

43.   Harb*, C., Schmidt, K., & Hewstone, M. (August, 2009). Predicting civil violence: National survey in times of turmoil. Paper presented at the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology’s 4th African Region Conference, Buea, Cameroon. 

44.   Becker, M., et al. (August, 2009). Rethinking “culture and self”: measuring identity motives in cultural context. Paper presented at the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology’s 4th African Region Conference, Buea, Cameroon. 

45.   Fischer, R., & Harb, C. (August, 2008). Understanding the insurgency in Iraq: a social dynamic model of targeted intergroup violence. Paper presented at the International Society for Justice Research Conference, Adelaide, Australia.

46.   Ferreira, M. C., Fischer, R., Assmar, E., Redford, P., Harb, C., Glazer, S., Cheng, B. S. Jiang, D. Y., Wong, C., Kumar, N., Kaertner, J., Hofer, J., Achoui, M. (July 2008). Individualism-collectivism as norms: Development of a normative approach to culture measurement. Paper presented at the 19th International Conference of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, Bremen, Germany

47.   Harb*, C. (2007). Negotiating Identities: conflicting models in the Arab world. Keynote paper submitted for Negotiating Identities e-conference [electronically retrieved: http://identityresearch.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=78&Itemid=1]

48.   Fischer, R., & Harb, C. (July, 2007). Understanding the insurgency in Iraq: Towards a social dynamic model of intergroup violence and terrorism. Paper presented at the seventh Asian Association of Social Psychology, Sabah, Malaysia.

49.   Harb*, C., Al-Hafedh, A., & Fisher, R. (July, 2006). Social psychological predictors of support for resistance in Iraq: A national sample survey. Paper presented at the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology Congress, Spteses, Greece.

50.   Harb*, C., & Saadawi, G. (July, 2005). Values and identities in a representative sample of Beirut, Lebanon. Paper presented at the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology Conference in San Sebastian, Spain.

51.   Harb*, C. & Saadawi, G. (February 2006). Values and identities in a representative sample of greater Beirut. Invited lecture by the Lebanese Psychological Association (LPA), Beirut Lebanon.

52.   Harb*, C. (December 2005). عرض الأبحاث الميدانية حول حكم القانون .Paper presented at Arab Center for the Rule of Law and Integrity  and the UNDP three day conference on “The Principles for Good Judiciary and means of its Development”, Amman, Jordan

53.   Harb*, C., Fischer, R., Assmar, E., Ferreira, M. C., Achoui, M., Huynh, C.,  Ding-Yu, J., Omar, A.,  Redford, P., Hsu, W., Kumar, N., Rodriguez, L., Kärtner, J., Hofer, I. (June, 2005).  Individualism-collectivism: Development and validation of a new theory-based instrument. Paper presented at the 30th Congress of Interamerican Society of Psychology, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

54.   Fischer, R., Ferreira, M.C., Assmar, E., Redford, P., and Harb, C. (June 2005). Is there an effect of culture on organizations and employees? Some conceptual problems and ideas for a new multi-level framework. Paper presented at the 30th Congress of Interamerican Society of Psychology, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

55.   Fischer, R. Achoui, M. M.,  Assmar, E. L. M.,  Cheng, B., Ferreira, M. C., Harb, C., Huynh, C. C., Jiang, D., Omar, A., Redford, P., Rodríguez, L. (Aug 2004).  Measuring individualism-collectivism at a culture level: Development and validation of a new theory-based instrument. Paper presented at International Congress of International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology in Xi’An, China.

56.   Harb*, C., Al-Sarraf, S., Nashabe, O., & Fischer, R. (August 2004). Support for resistance in Iraq: An explorative study. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the New Zealand Psychological Society, Wellington, New Zealand.

57.   Harb, C. (2004). Social Axioms and Self-construals in a student sample from Lebanon. Paper presented at the international association for cross-cultural psychology Congress, (IACCP), August 2004, Xi’an, China.

58.   Fischer, R., Ferreira, M. C., Assmar, E., Redford, P., Harb, C., Cheng, B. S., Jiang, D. Y. (May 2004). Organizational Behaviour across Cultures: A Multi-Level Perspective. Paper presented at the Third Biennial International Conference on Intercultural Research. Taipei, Taiwan.

59.   Harb*, C. (2003). Predictors of life satisfaction across-cultures: values and self-contruals in student samples from the UK, Lebanon, Jordan, and Syria. Paper presented at the first Middle East and North Africa conference in Psychology, Dubai (UAE).

60.   Harb*, C. (2002). Self-construals across cultures: the need for self-categorisation theory. Paper presented at the International Association for Cross-cultural Psychology (IACCP) conference, July 2002, Jogakarta, Indonesia.

61.   Harb*, C., & Smith, P. B. (2002). Self-construals across cultures: gender differences in three Arab nations and the UK. Paper presented at the International Association for Cross-cultural Psychology (IACCP) congress, July 2002, Jogakarta, Indonesia.

62.   Harb*, C., and Smith, P. B. (2001). Differentiating self-construals across cultures: Beyond Independence/interdepence. Paper presented at the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP) Conference, July 2001, Winchester, UK.



[1] Studies commissioned, funded and in association with the United Nations Development Programme – Program on Governance in the Arab Region (UNDP – POGAR)

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