Thanks are gratefully expressed to Aquinas Fund, I.D.E.R.I.C. and NATO Human Factor Group for their support of various aspects of this investigation.
Cognitive processes and social identity through focused introspection†
Article first published online: 22 FEB 2006
Copyright © 1971 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
European Journal of Social Psychology
Volume 1, Issue 2, pages 235–260, April/June 1971
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Zavalloni, M. (1971), Cognitive processes and social identity through focused introspection. Eur. J. Soc. Psychol., 1: 235–260. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.2420010206
- Issue published online: 22 FEB 2006
- Article first published online: 22 FEB 2006
A method is presented to explore, empirically, patterns of social and personal identity: the social identity inventory (SII). The SII is based on free associations describing a person's principal group memberships (first order data). The responses obtained are used as stimuli to generate ‘second order data’ through focused introspection.
The results reveal patterns of relationship between self-representation and group representation, the differential probability of different group memberships to elicit self-representations, and the cognitive processes underlying the natural represen-tations of group memberships.