Social identity; Individual mobility; Status hierarchy; Diversity; Minority groups
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In contemporary societies, most individuals possess multiple social identities. Typical examples are when immigrants meet a covetous foreign country, or when individuals from a minority group (based on inherited criteria such as gender, ethnicity, etc.) move up to a higher-status group (based on achieved criteria such as education, professional role, etc.). Past social-psychological research has put emphasis on unidimensional status hierarchies (i.e., a membership group vs. a relevant outgroup), neglecting to address the fact that individuals often have, at any given time, multiple identities at their disposal. How do these mobile persons combine their various identities? A number of studies in the last decade document two main identity management strategies. In most cases, individuals discount the less valued identity for the more valued one. In some other, more intriguing cases, they integrate both identities. The present project endeavors to examine these identity configurations (discount vs. integration of inherited and achieved identities), aiming to propose a comprehensive approach of their antecedents and consequences. Based on current status perspective (see Lorenzi-Cioldi, 2009), our main hypothesis predicts that feelings of discrimination against the inherited ingroup will be conducive to discount strategies rather than to integration strategies. Corollary hypotheses pertain to the behavioral consequences of each one of the identity configurations. We hypothesize that discounting should motivate individuals to dissociate from and show hostility toward the inherited ingroup, along with more positive consideration of the achieved membership. Conversely, integration should lead to similar concerns for both identities.These hypotheses will be tested following two parallel strategies. The first one builds upon our current correlational research that documents the variety of identity configurations in various fields. This research has to be completed and organized. The second strategy builds on experimental procedures to provide a stringent test of our correlational findings in gender, ethnic, and nationality settings. This experimental research will assess and manipulate, in turn: (1) the group members’ feelings of legitimate and illegitimate discrimination against the inherited ingroup, and (2) the contextual salience of the inherited and the achieved identities. To this end, we will use newly developed and pretested measures to tap the two posited identity configurations (discount and integration), as well as measures to assess their behavioral consequences. In sum, the main contribution of this project will be the advancing of our knowledge on how people manage their identities in a society that faces major changes.