Dr. Verònica Benet-Martínez is an ICREA Research Professor at Pompeu Fabra University's Department of Political and Social Sciences and the head of the research group BESS (Behavioral and Experimental Social Sciences).
Before joining ICREA, Dr. Benet-Martínez was a (tenured) professor at the University of California at Riverside (2003-2010), an assistant professor (tenure-track) at the University of Michigan (1998-2002), and a funded postdoctoral research fellow at the University of California at Berkeley (1995-97). At the University of California she was the founder and director of theMulticultural Identity Laboratory.
Dr. Benet-Martinez is an appointed Fellow of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (+7000 members), an Associate Editor for the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (ranked #1 in this discipline), and an editorial board member for several psychology journals.
She received a B.Sc. in psychology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (1989) and a Ph.D. in social/personality psychology from the University of California at Davis (1995).
Using correlational and experimental research designs, Dr. Benet-Martínez examines the following issues:
• MULTI-/BICULTURAL IDENTITY
Dynamics and socio-cognitive correlates of managing two or more cultural orientations and identities; individual differences in bicultural identity structure; biculturalism and social-networks; consequences of biculturalism (social, cognitive, and adjustment-related).
• CULTURE AND SELF-CONCEPT
Identification and measurement of culture-specific and cultural-general personality constructs; interplay of cultural values and personality in predicting wellbeing; bilingualism and self-schemas.
• CROSS-CULTURAL RESEARCH METHODS
Cultural/linguistic issues in instrument development and adaptation; combined emic-etic methodology; psychometrics of multi-group cultural comparisons.