(p. ix) About the Editors
(p. ix) About the Editors
Verónica Benet-Martínez is currently an ICREA professor in the Department of Political and Social Sciences at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Barcelona, Spain, where she leads the Behavioral and Experimental Social Sciences group. Before joining ICREA and UPF, she held faculty positions at the University of California, Riverside and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and was a funded postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Personality and Social Research of the University of California, Berkeley. She obtained a PhD in Social-Personality Psychology from the University of California, Davis. Dr. Benet-Martínez is appointed fellow of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), associate editor for the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and member of the editorial board for several psychology journals. She has also been an executive committee member for the International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP), SPSP, and the Association for Personality Psychology. Her research has been funded by government and private extramural grants from the U.S., Catalonia, and the European Union. Dr. Benet-Martínez’s research interests center on the study of multi/bicultural identity, including individual differences in bicultural identity structure, the interplay of social networks and acculturation, and the personality, socio-cognitive, and adjustment-related outcomes of multiculturalism. She is also interested in the role of culture and language in personality structure and processes, and in cross-cultural research methods. She has published extensively on these issues, and her published work is highly cited. Dr. Benet-Martínez was born in Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain) and raised in a Catalan-Spanish multilingual family before moving to the United States, where she lived for 21 years. The cultural and linguistic juxtapositions and dynamics she experienced living in Spain and later in the United States gave her insight into the culturally influenced and dynamic nature of individuals’ social identities and personalities. Her passion for studying these issues scientifically, because they are both socially relevant and also informative regarding many basic processes in cultural and social-personality psychology, continues to this day.
Ying-yi Hong is currently a professor at the Nanyang Business School of Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. As a Hong Kong native, she grew up in a Chinese family and was exposed to western cultures in public schools during the British colonial period. After receiving undergraduate education at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, she studied overseas, and subsequently received a PhD degree from Columbia University, specializing in Personality and Social Psychology. She has taught at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before moving to NTU. Her main (p. x) research interests include culture and cognition, self, identity, and intergroup relations. She has published over 100 journal articles and book chapters mainly on culture and cognition, multiculturalism, and identity. Her published work has been cited widely in the fields of psychology, business, and education. Dr. Hong is the recipient of the Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Award in 2001, International Society for Self and Identity Outstanding Early Career Award in 2004, and Nanyang Award for Research Excellence in 2014, and was elected Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and member of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology. She is also a co-director of the Culture Science Institute, a research body housed at Nanyang Business School that aims to conduct cutting edge, interdisciplinary research on culture.