The Genetic Social Psychology Lab at the University of Cyprus is run by Dr. Charis Psaltis and Dr. Irini Kadianaki. Our research projects seek to understand the social-psychological processes that underlie issues of change, inter-subjective contact and communication, especially with regards to the contexts of immigration and divided societies as well as learning and cognitive development in the educational context. Some of the issues we are particularly interested in are: microgenesis, ontogenesis and sociogenesis of social representations, coping with stigma and racism, symbolic mediation in human change and development, links between social representations and identity, collective memory and history teaching, the social dynamics of asymmetries in social interaction and cognitive development, nationalism, co-operation and conflict. To approach our questions we employ both quantitative and qualitative methodology.