Diversity in the person, diversity in the group: Challenges of identity complexity for social perception and social interaction
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2009
Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
European Journal of Social Psychology
Volume 40, Issue 1, pages 1–16, February 2010
How to Cite
Bodenhausen, G. V. (2010), Diversity in the person, diversity in the group: Challenges of identity complexity for social perception and social interaction. Eur. J. Soc. Psychol., 40: 1–16. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.647
- Issue published online: 21 JAN 2010
- Article first published online: 3 JUN 2009
- Manuscript Accepted: 9 APR 2009
- Manuscript Received: 1 APR 2009
Social psychological research is increasingly coming to grips with the complexity of social identity within the individual, both from the perspective of perceivers trying to form impressions and make judgments about multiply categorizable targets, as well as from the perspective of actors using their different self-aspects as a framework for guiding their interactions with the social world. I review several contributions to the effort to better understand these issues and then explore some of their possible implications for understanding the nature and consequences of diversity within the group. Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.