Integrating paradigms, methodological implications: Using history to embody Breakwell's (1993) theoretical links between Social Identity Theory and Social Representations Theory

  • Michelle Gezentsvey Lamy Université Paris Est, ENPC-LVMT
  • James H. Liu Victoria University of Wellington
  • Coleen Ward Victoria University of Wellington


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Author Biographies

Michelle Gezentsvey Lamy, Université Paris Est, ENPC-LVMT

MICHELLE GEZENTSVEY LAMY was born in Venezuela and immigrated to New Zealand in 1985. She completed her PhD in Psychology at Victoria University of Wellington, examining the role of the individual in the long-term acculturation of ethnocultural groups. Michelle was awarded a Lady Davis Post-Doctoral Fellowship at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2008-2009) and completed a second research fellowship at the Université Paris Est, ENPC-LVMT (2009-2011), where she worked on the PETRIS project on risk perception in transport, funded by the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transports and Housing; and the MOCA project on responses to terrorist attacks, commissioned by the ANR - French National Research Agency. Michelle is now a Policy Analyst in the Research, Information and Monitoring Directorate at Te Puni Kōkiri, the Ministry of Māori Development in New Zealand.

James H. Liu, Victoria University of Wellington

JAMES HOU-FU LIU is Professor of Psychology at Victoria University of Wellington and Deputy Director of its Centre for Applied Cross Cultural Research. His research is at the intersection of a cross-cultural and political psychology of inter-group relations. He specializes in the study of social representations of history and the emergence of global consciousness. He was Secretary General of the Asian Association of Social Psychology (AASP) from 2003-2007, and Treasurer from 1999-2003. From 2008-2011 he was Editor-in-Chief of the Asian Journal of Social Psychology, and he is now President-Elect of AASP. James has more than 120 academic publications. He is a fellow of SPSSI (Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues) and the IAIR (International Academy of Intercultural Research). His edited volumes include New Zealand Identities: Departures and Destinations, Restorative Justice and Practices in New Zealand, Ages Ahead: Promoting intergenerational relationships, and Progress in Asian Social Psychology, Volumes 2 and 6. He is now writing a book on Global Consciousness: A Psychology of the History of World Making in the Last 500 Years. A naturalized citizen of two countries, he describes himself as a “Chinese-American-New Zealander”. 

Coleen Ward, Victoria University of Wellington

COLLEEN WARD is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Centre for Applied Cross-cultural Research, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. She received her Ph.D. from Durham University (UK) and has held research and teaching appointments at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad, Science University of Malaysia, National University of Singapore, University of Canterbury (NZ), and Victoria University of Wellington. Her areas of research expertise include identity, acculturation, adaptation and intercultural relations, topics summarized in The Psychology of Culture Shock (3rd edition to be published in 2012) and featured in over 150 journal articles and book chapters. Professor Ward was the former Secretary General of the International Association for Cross-cultural Psychology, and Past President of the Asian Association of Social Psychology and the International Academy for Intercultural Research.