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Capturing changes in social identities over time and how they become part of the self-concept


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Amiot, C. E., de la Sablonniere, R. and Smith, L., 2015. Capturing changes in social identities over time and how they become part of the self-concept. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 9 (4), 171 - 187.

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Abstract

How people come to develop a feeling of belongingness to a new social group and orchestrate this new group membership with pre-existing identities within the self-concept is a theoretically and socially relevant phenomenon that has received increased scientific attention in recent years. Models from different fields of psychology – including social, cultural, and organizational psychology – have proposed factors involved in this change and integration process along with consequences of this phenomenon. We present overview of this literature, including a recent model on the process of identity integration: the cognitive-developmental model of social identity integration. Specifically, this model highlights the fundamental cognitive and developmental processes involved as people develop new social identifications and integrate their different identities into their overall self-concept. We then present recent empirical evidence testing the model. Finally, we propose conceptual, methodological, and statistical avenues for future research on identity change and integration.

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Item Type Articles
CreatorsAmiot, C. E., de la Sablonniere, R. and Smith, L.
DOI10.1111/spc3.12169
DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Psychology
RefereedYes
StatusPublished
ID Code44308

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