Integration of social identities in the self: Toward a cognitive-developmental model

Amiot, CE, De La Sablonniere, R, Terry, DJ and Smith, JR (2007) Integration of social identities in the self: Toward a cognitive-developmental model. Personality And Social Psychology Review, 11 4: 364-388. doi:10.1177/1088868307304091

Author Amiot, CE
De La Sablonniere, R
Terry, DJ
Smith, JR
Title Integration of social identities in the self: Toward a cognitive-developmental model
Journal name Personality And Social Psychology Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1088-8683
Publication date 2007
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1088868307304091
Volume 11
Issue 4
Start page 364
End page 388
Total pages 25
Place of publication Thousand Oaks
Publisher Sage Publications Inc
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Subject C1
Abstract This article presents a model of social identity development and integration in the self. Classic intergroup theories (e.g., social identity theory, self-categorization theory) address the situational, short-term changes in social identities. Although these theories identify the contextual and environmental factors that explain situational changes in social identification, the intraindividual processes underlying developmental changes in social identities and their integration within the self remain to be identified. Relying on recent intergroup models as well as on developmental (i.e., neo-Piagetian) and social cognitive frameworks, this article proposes a four-stage model that explains the specific processes by which multiple social identities develop intraindividually and become integrated within the self over time. The factors that facilitate versus impede these identity change processes and the consequences associated with social identity integration are also presented.
Keyword Psychology, Social
social identity
social change
intergroup relations
stress and coping
Overlapping Mental Representations
Cross-cultural Adaptation
Response-time Evidence
Organizational Identification
Employee Adjustment
Subgroup Relations
Psychological Adjustment
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Additional Notes This document is a journal review.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) - Collection
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