Before joining ICREA and Pompeu Fabra University in 2010, I held professorship positions at the University of California (Riverside) and the University of Michigan. I obtained a PhD in Psychology from the University of California (Davis) and was a funded Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of California (Berkeley). I am an appointed Fellow of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, 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 (cross)cultural psychology. My research has been funded by government and private grants from the U.S., Catalonia, and the EU, and by intramural funds from the University of Michigan, the University of California, and Pompeu Fabra University.
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.
Key wordsCross/Cultural Psychology; Social Psychology; Personality Psychology;