Chapter 6. What I Know in My Mind and Where My Heart Belongs

Multicultural Identity Negotiation and its Cognitive Consequences

  1. Richard J. Crisp
  1. Carmit T. Tadmor1,
  2. Ying-yi Hong2,
  3. Chi-Yue Chiu2 and
  4. Sun No3

Published Online: 15 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444325447.ch6

The Psychology of Social and Cultural Diversity

The Psychology of Social and Cultural Diversity

How to Cite

Tadmor, C. T., Hong, Y.-y., Chiu, C.-Y. and No, S. (2010) What I Know in My Mind and Where My Heart Belongs, in The Psychology of Social and Cultural Diversity (ed R. J. Crisp), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444325447.ch6

Editor Information

  1. University of Kent, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Tel-Aviv University, USA

  2. 2

    Nanynang Technological University, Singapore

  3. 3

    Macalester College, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 23 JUL 2010

Book Series:

  1. Social Issues and Interventions

Book Series Editors:

  1. Marilynn B. Brewer

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405195621

Online ISBN: 9781444325447



  • multicultural identity negotiation and its cognitive consequences;
  • multicultural experience, incidents of racial tension, prejudice and intergroup violence in multicultural societies;
  • immigrants to other countries - job opportunities, hopes of personal and professional development failing;
  • failure to differentiate - between multicultural mind and multicultural self;
  • multicultural mind application and multicultural knowledge benefits;
  • intercultural competence - discovering, adjusting, and integrating new attitudes and values from foreign cultures;
  • multicultural self-patterns of cultural identification;
  • acculturation complexity model;
  • factors affecting multicultural identity management;
  • social intervention and policy implications


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Multicultural Mind: Application and Benefits of Multicultural Knowledge

  • Multicultural Self: Patterns of Cultural Identification

  • Factors Affecting the Management of Multicultural Identities

  • Social Intervention and Policy Implications

  • Conclusion

  • References