The International Conference on Social Identity and Health 5 was held at Nottingham Trent University on 22nd and 23rd June, 2022. On the 21st June there were also some pre-conference presentations and a Groups4Health Training Workshop.
This page is a collection of resources that I've put together from those days.
Links to further conference resources
ICSIH website -https://icsih.com/
University of Queensland Groups4Health Homepage - https://sign.centre.uq.edu.au/project/groups-4-health
Haslam, C., Cruwys, T., Haslam, S. A., Dingle, G., & Chang, M. X. L. (2016). Groups 4 Health: Evidence that a social-identity intervention that builds and strengthens social group membership improves mental health. Journal of affective disorders, 194, 188-195. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2016.01.010
Haslam, C., Cruwys, T., Chang, M. X. L., Bentley, S. V., Haslam, S. A., Dingle, G. A., & Jetten, J. (2019). GROUPS 4 HEALTH reduces loneliness and social anxiety in adults with psychological distress: Findings from a randomized controlled trial. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology, 87(9), 787. https://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1037/ccp0000427
Fig: Comparison of the odds of decreased mortality across conditions associated with mortality. The positive effects of social connectedness are comparable to those associated with quitting smoking, and exceed the negative effects for obesity, high blood pressure, and physical inactivity.
Fig: The actual v perceived rankings of importance of factors for health. Taken from the evidence base (Holt-Lunstad et al, 2010) and a sample of about 500 members of the general public.
These are a few papers that I gained more insight into from being at ICSIH5. For a more extensive list see Social Identity Theory
Bentley, S. V., Greenaway, K. H., Haslam, S. A., Cruwys, T., Steffens, N. K., Haslam, C., & Cull, B. (2020). Social identity mapping online. Journal of personality and social psychology, 118(2), 213. https://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1037/pspa0000174
Fransen, K., Cruwys, T., Haslam, C., Iserbyt, P., Seghers, J., Vanderlinden, J., ... & Boen, F. (2022). Leading the way together: a cluster randomised controlled trial of the 5R Shared Leadership Program in older adult walking groups. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 19(1), 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-022-01297-x
Steffens, N. K., Rue, C. J. La, Haslam, C., Walter, Z. C., Munt, K. A., Haslam, S. A., … Tarrant, M. (2019). Social identification-building interventions to improve health : A systematic review and meta- analysis. Health Psychology Review, 0(0), 1–66. https://doi.org/10.1080/17437199.2019.1669481
Stuart, A., Stevenson,C., Koschate, M., Cohen, J., Levine , M. (2021) ‘Oh no, not a group!’ The factors that lonely or isolated people report as barriers to joining groups for health and well-being. British Journal of Health Psychology https://doi.org/10.1111/bjhp.12536
Haslam, C., Steffens, N. K., Branscombe, N. R., Haslam, S. A., Cruwys, T., Lam, B. C., ... & Yang, J. (2019). The importance of social groups for retirement adjustment: evidence, application, and policy implications of the social identity model of identity change. Social issues and policy review, 13(1), 93-124. https://doi.org/10.1111/sipr.12049
Haslam, S. A., Haslam, C., Cruwys, T., Jetten, J., Bentley, S. V., Fong, P., & Steffens, N. K. (2022). Social identity makes group-based social connection possible: Implications for loneliness and mental health. Current Opinion in Psychology, 43, 161-165. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.copsyc.2021.07.013
Stevens, M., Cruwys, T., Haslam, C., & Wang, V. (2021). Social group memberships, physical activity, and physical health following retirement: A six‐year follow‐up from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. British Journal of Health Psychology, 26(2), 505-524. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjhp.12506
Steffens, N. K., Jetten, J., Haslam, C., Cruwys, T., & Haslam, S. A. (2016). Multiple social identities enhance health post-retirement because they are a basis for giving social support. Frontiers in psychology, 7, 1519. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01519
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