Costs and Benefits of Switching Among Multiple Social Identities

Margaret Shih, Diana T. Sanchez, Geoffrey C. Ho

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

13 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Psychology of Social and Cultural Diversity
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9781405195621
StatePublished - Jul 15 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


  • Benefits and goals achieved-through identity switching
  • Costs and benefits of switching-among multiple social identities
  • Identity switching and adjustment outcome relationship
  • Identity switching-and optimal adaptive identity
  • Math test performance-across identity salience conditions
  • Neutrality in task framing and social situation
  • People's devalued social identities, harmful impact-on stereotypes or stigmas
  • Process, through which possessing multiple identities-buffering individuals from poor outcomes
  • Social identities, levels of identity adaptiveness in social domains
  • Stigmatized identities, leading to negative outcomes and experiences

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