An application of the dual identity model and active categorization to increase intercultural closeness

Faculty/Professorship: General Psychology and Methodology  
Author(s): Carbon, Claus-Christian  ; Prasch, Johanna E.; Neelim, Ananta; Schoormans, Jan P. L.; Blijlevens, Janneke
Title of the Journal: Frontiers in Psychology
ISSN: 1664-1078
Corporate Body: Frontiers Research Foundation
Publisher Information: Lausanne
Year of publication: 2022
Volume: 13
Pages: 1-21
Language(s): English
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.705858
The enhancement of social inclusion is a key to maintaining cohesion in society and to foster the benefits of cultural diversity. Using insights from the Dual Identity Model (DIM) with a special focus on active categorization, we develop an intervention to increase social inclusion. Our intervention encourages the participants to (re-)categorize on a superordinate level (i.e., a human identity) while being exposed to their own culture. Across a set of experiments, we test the efficacy of our intervention against control conditions on the effect of social inclusion, measured by perceived social distance. Results show an increase in cultural closeness and provide preliminary support for the use of a DIM-based intervention to increase intercultural inclusion.
GND Keywords: Identität; Inklusion <Soziologie>; Multikulturelle Gesellschaft
Keywords: diversity, social inclusion, dual identity model, culture, intervention
DDC Classification: 150 Psychology  
RVK Classification: CV 3000   
Peer Reviewed: Ja
International Distribution: Ja
Open Access Journal: Ja
Type: Article
Release Date: 9. February 2023
Project: Open-Access-Publikationskosten 2022 - 2024