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
Publisher Information: Bamberg : Otto-Friedrich-Universität
Year of publication: 2023
Pages: 1-21
Source/Other editions: Frontiers in psychology, 13 (2022), 1-21 S. - ISSN: 1664-1078
is version of: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.705858
Year of first publication: 2022
Language(s): English
Licence: Creative Commons - CC BY - Attribution 4.0 International 
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-irb-582323
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   
Type: Article
Release Date: 17. February 2023
Project: Open-Access-Publikationskosten 2022 - 2024

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