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   2011, Vol. 19 Issue (5) : 712-722     DOI:
研究前沿 |
Identity Salience: The Switch of Self
WU Xiao-Yong;YANG Hong-Sheng;CHEN Lei;HUANG Xi-Ting
School of Psychology, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China
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Abstract  When an individual is categorized as a member of a group, the individual’s social identity becomes his or her frame for perceiving the world. This phenomenon reflects the important role of identity salience which means the possibility of related identity activated in special situation on individual’s cognition and behavior. Recently, theories about identity salience are constructed from several perspectives, such as personality, self-categorization, and social construal. All of these theories indicate that identity salience have close relationship with the process of self-concept integration. In addition, many studies found that effects of identity salience could be moderated by level of identity commitment, emotion, group size, social status, and dominant cue of related identity in specific situation. And many effective strategies, including decategorization, recategorization, and subcategorization, are used to reduce negative influence of identity salience. The future research should pay more attention to interaction between different levels of identities, integration of self-concept, strategies to reduce negative effects of identity salience, and cross-culture research about identity salience.
Keywords identity salience      working self-concept      self-categorization      role identity     
Corresponding Authors: HUANG Xi-Ting   
Issue Date: 15 May 2011
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WU Xiao-Yong,YANG Hong-Sheng,CHEN Lei, et al. Identity Salience: The Switch of Self[J]. , 2011, 19(5): 712-722.
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