Verònica Benet-Martínez

Verònica Benet-Martínez

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Social & Behavioural Sciences

Before joining ICREA and Pompeu Fabra U., I held professorships at the U. of California Riverside and the U. of Michigan. I obtained a PhD in Psychology from the U. of California Davis and was a funded Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the U. of California Berkeley. I am President-elect of the European Association of Personality Psychology (EAPP), an appointed Fellow of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), was an Associate Editor for the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (2009-2015), and I am an Editorial Board Member for several top-tier scientific journals in social-personality and cultural psychology. My research has been funded by government and private grants from the US, Catalonia, and the EU. I have received awards from SPSP (Outstanding Mid-Career Contributions in Personality Psychology) and the American Psychological Association (Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Award)  

Research interests

Using observational and experimental research designs and different types of data (survey, behavioral, social network) I examine the following issues: ACCULTURATION/MULTICULTURALISM: Dynamics and socio-cognitive correlates of managing two or more cultural affiliations and identities; Individual differences in bicultural identity structure; Biculturalism and social-networks; Consequences of biculturalism (social, cognitive, and adjustment-related). CULTURE AND PERSONALITY/SELF-CONCEPT: Identification and measurement of culture-specific and -general personality constructs; Interplay of cultural values and personality in predicting well-being; Bilingualism and self-schemas. CROSS-CULTURAL RESEARCH METHODS: Cultural/linguistic issues in the development and adaptation of psychological scales and tests; Combined emic-etic methodology.

Selected publications

- Trifiletti E, Shamloo SE, Ferrari L, Dusi P, Huynh Q, Rosnati R & Benet-Martínez V 2022. 'Bicultural identity in childhood: Preliminary validation of the Bicultural Identity Integration Scale for children (BIIS-C)', Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 28, 72–79.

- Manzi C & Benet-Martinez V 2022, 'Multiple identities juggling game: Types of identity integration and their outcomes', Self And Identity, 21:5, 501-505.

- Schwartz SJ, Walsh SD, Ward C et al. 2022, 'The role of psychologists in international migration research: Complementing other expertise and an interdisciplinary way forward', Migration Studies, 10, 2, 356 - 373.

- Donato S, Brugnera A, Adorni R, Molgora S, Reverberi E, Manzi C, Angeli M, Bagirova A, Benet-Martinez V, Camilleri L, Camilleri-Cassar F, Kazasi EH, Meil G, Symeonaki M, Aksu A, Batthyany K, Brazienė R, Genta N, Masselot A & Morrissey S 2022, 'Workers' individual and dyadic coping with the COVID-19 health emergency: A cross cultural study', Journal Of Social And Personal Relationships, 0(0).

- Soler Pastor E, Bobowik M & Benet Martinez V 2022, 'Creativity and (global, ethnic, host) cultural identifications: An examination in migrant and host national samples', Frontiers In Psychology, 13, 1007034.

- Manzi C, Koc Y, Benet-Martínez V & Reverberi E 2022, 'Identity integration matters: The case of parents working from home during the COVID-19 health emergency', Self and Identity, 21:8, 914-938.

Selected research activities

- International academic service: President of the European Association of Personality Psychology (EAPP).

- Invited talks as keynote/colloquium speaker: U. Complutense de Madrid, ECP20 congress (Madrid), Univ. of California Davis (USA), and Brazilian Congress of Positive Psychology.