Finding Value in Diversity : Verification of Personal and Social Self-views in Diverse Groups

@inproceedings{Swann2002FindingVI,
  title={Finding Value in Diversity : Verification of Personal and Social Self-views in Diverse Groups},
  author={William B. Swann and Jeffrey T. Polzer and Daniel Conor Seyle and Sei Jin Ko},
  year={2002}
}
We propose a model of group processes that accords a key role to the verification of people’s self-views (thoughts and feelings about the self). This approach partially incorporates past work on self-categorization (under the rubric of verification of social self-views) and introduces a new set of processes (the verification of personal selfviews) to the groups literature. Conceptual analysis and recent empirical evidence suggest the self-verification framework offers a novel perspective on… CONTINUE READING

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