How are social identities linked to self-conception and intergroup orientation? The moderating effect of implicit theories.

  title={How are social identities linked to self-conception and intergroup orientation? The moderating effect of implicit theories.},
  author={Ying-Yi Hong and Gloria Chan and Chi-yue Chiu and Rosanna Y M Wong and Ian G. Hansen and Sau-lai Lee and Yuk-yue Tong and Ho-ying Fu},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={85 6},
Social identity approaches assume that social identification affects both self-conception and intergroup orientation. The authors contend that such social identification effects are accentuated when people hold a fixed view of human character and attribute immutable dispositions to social groups. To these individuals, social identities are immutable, concrete entities capable of guiding self-conception and intergroup orientation. Social identification effects are attenuated when people hold a… CONTINUE READING

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