Saija Benjamin

Saija Benjamin

Post-doctoral researcher

  • PL 9 (Siltavuorenpenger 1B)




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Personal profile

Research interests

Post-doc in Growing up radical? research project, I'm interested in the life narratives of youth and the elements influencing their identity & ingroup/outgroup & worldview construction at adolescence. Related to this, I'm looking at the possibilities of formal education to foster the development of metacognition that is central in the prevention of harmful developments, such as radicalization.  

Education/Academic qualification

Education, PhD

Award Date: 6 Oct 2017

External positions

Member, Heterodox Academy

Jun 2021 → …

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences
  • Identity & worldview development, Resilience, Wellbeing, Youth
  • Youth Research
  • Positive Psychology
  • Radicalisation
  • School context
  • Inequality
  • Resilience

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.