Developing an identity

David Giles interviews Martyn Barrett.
It is a quiet Friday at the University of Surrey. The campus shimmers on the hillside in summer sunshine; a few postgrads lie on the grass, perhaps contemplating England’s exit from the World Cup earlier that morning. As households around the country take down their flags of St George and stuff them back in the attic, it seems like the perfect time to discuss the topic of national identity with one of Britain’s foremost developmental psychologists, Professor Martyn Barrett.

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