Verónica Benet-Martínez

Verónica 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 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; Inducted into The Heritage Wall of Fame) 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

- Grigoryev D, Stogianni M, Berry J, Nguyen A, Bender M & Benet-Martinez V 2023, 'The integration hypothesis: A critical evaluation informed by multilevel meta-analyses of three multinational datasets', International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 97, 101897.
- Shamloo SE, Cocco VM, Faccini M, Benet-Martinez V & Trifiletti E 2023, 'Managing the unexpected: Bicultural identity integration during the COVID-19 emergency', International Journal Of Intercultural Relations, 93, 101781.

- Lu JG, Benet-Martínez V & Wang LC 2023, 'A socioecological-biological framework of culture and personality: Their roots, trends, and interplayAnnu Rev Psychol, 74, 363-390.

- Soler-Pastor E, Bobowik M, Benet-Martínez V & Repke L 2023, 'Disentangling the Link between Diverse Social Networks and Creativity: The Role of Personality Traits', Spanish Journal Of Psychology, 26, e10.

Selected research activities

Selected Keynotes and Invited Talks:
Benet-Martínez, V. (2023, September). Multi-cultural selves, multicultural minds: Cultural, social, and personality processes. Invited talk for the International EARA-EASP-EAPP meeting “Building Inclusive Identities” (chairs: Elisabetta Crocetti & Monica Rubini), University of Bologna, Italy.
Benet-Martínez, V. (2023, July). (Multicultural) identity integration: Components, psychological antecedents, and outcomes. Paper presented in the symposium “Towards an integrated sense of self at work: Advances and current trends in identity integration research” (Zhou, C., & van der Toorn, J., Chairs) at the 19th Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology, Krakow, Poland.