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Verónica Benet-Martínez

Verónica Benet-Martínez

ICREA Professor, UPF


Verónica Benet-Martínez is an ICREA  Professor in the Department of Social and Political Sciences at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Barcelona, Spain. Before joining UPF, she held faculty positions in the psychology departments of the University of California (Riverside) and the University of Michigan, and was a funded Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California (Berkeley). She obtained a Ph.D. in Social-Personality Psychology from the University of California (Davis). Dr. Benet-Martinez is best known for her research on the psychology of cultural diversity, globalization, and intercuturalism, and the (cognitive, emotional, social, behavioral) acculturative processes that occur both within and between individuals as a result of these experiences. Dr. Benet-Martinez's investigates the above issues with multiple methods, which include experimental, correlational, and longitudinal designs, with multiple types of data, such as self-report, behavioral, narratives, and social network data, and with diverse types of samples

Background and education

  • (1995) Ph.D. in Social/Personality Psychology, University of California at Davis (UCD)
  • (1989) B.S. in Psychology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)


Research interests

  • Multicultural Identities and Experiences
  • Culture and Personality
  • Cross-Cultural Research Methods

Selected publications

  • Benet-Martínez, Verónica; Schwartz, S.; Szabó, A.; Meca, A.; Ward, C., et al.

    2020.The convergence between cultural psychology and developmental science: Acculturation as an exemplar.Frontiers in Psychology,11:887
  • Jubran, H.; Horenczyk, G.; Benet-Martínez, Verónica

    2020.Multicultural identity integration and identity profiles in a conflictual Palestinian-Israeli context.International Journal of Intercultural Relations,77:1-12
  • Benet-Martínez, Verónica; Repke, L

    2020.Broadening the social psychological approach to acculturation: Cultural, personality, and social-network approaches.International Journal of Social Psychology,1-34 [Special Issue on Immigration & Acculturation]
  • Lu, Ch.; Benet-Martínez, Verónica; Robins, R. (in press)

    2020.The development of ethnic identity from late childhood to young adulthood: Findings from a ten-year longitudinal study of Mexican-origin youth.Social Psychological and Personality Science,Special Issue: “Underrepresented Populations”
  • Benet-Martínez, Verónica; Schwartz, S.; Walsh, S.; Ward, C.; Tartakovsky, E.; et al. (in press)

    2020.The role of psychologists in international migration research: Complementing other expertise and an interdisciplinary way forward.Migration Studies,
  • Schwartz, S.; Meca, A.; Ward, C.; Szabo, A.; Benet-Martínez, Verónica; et al.

    2019.Biculturalism dynamics: A daily diary study of bicultural identity and psychosocial functioning.Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology,62:266-37
  • Manzi, C.; Paderi, F.; Benet-Martínez, Verónica; Coen, S

    2019.Age-based stereotype threat and negative outcomes in the work place: Exploring the role of identity integration.European Journal of Social Psychology,49:705-716
  • Repke, L.; Benet-Martínez, Verónica;

    2019.The interplay between the one and the others: Immigrants’ cultural identifications and their social networks.Journal of Social Issues,75:436-459 [Special Issue: “Identity multiplicity in the context of diversity: How to be ‘both’ - or more”]
  • Ferrari, L.; Rosnati, R.; Manzi, C.; Benet-Martínez, Verónica

    2019.Social and family factors related to intercountry adoptees and immigrants’ bicultural identity integration.Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology,50:789–805
  • Benet-Martínez, Verónica; Hong, Y-Y

    2014.The Oxford Handbook of Multicultural Identity.New York, NY:Oxford University Press [Winner of 2015 APA Award Division 52 - International Psychology].
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