When moving across cultures, one’s cultural identity may shift. Who we perceive we are is highly related to our social world, and to the way we interact with others.
About Our Multiple Faces
Self-descriptions can change when a person’s social surroundings change. This can cause discrepancies between how we see ourselves and how we want to see ourselves, which may lead to strong emotions. Furthermore, insights from cultural psychology show that cultures can differ in the implicit theories about the self, and in the degree to which the self will vary from situation to situation. Addressing those topics, work and organizational psychologist professor Marise Born will, among other things, pay attention to the Third Culture Kids, who spent a significant part of their developmental years outside their parents’ culture. Do they possess a global cultural identity?
About Marise Born
Marise Ph. Born is Full Professor of Personnel Psychology at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. She also is Extraordinary Professor of Industrial and Personnel Psychology at the Free University Amsterdam and Extraordinary Professor at the North-West University, South Africa.
Marise has a keen research interest in the domains of personnel selection, cross-cultural psychology, psychological assessment and test development, big data and algorithms, and personality psychology. Her PhD-students focus on such diverse topics as third culture kids, assessment of refugees, and judgment accuracy of interviewers in personnel selection. She has published as (co)author around 130 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has advised more than 20 PhD students. She is member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities and past-president of the International Test Commission ITC. From 2009-2015 she was chair of the Board of the Department of Psychology at the Erasmus University. She is co-founder of the Dutch-Flemish network for recruitment and selection research with Prof. Rob R. Meijer.
About series Identity
Who am I? Where do I fit in? Who are ‘we’? Can I have multiply identities? What does all this mean for my well-being? In this series we dig into these questions, and more, from a psychological perspective. In an upcoming series we will will dive deeper into the politization of identity.