Roxane de la Sablonnière




Université de Montreal
Department of Psychology
Address: C.P. 6128, succursale Centre-Ville. Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3C 3J7
Tel: 1-514-343-6732
Fax: 1-514-343-2285
Email: roxane.de.la.sablonniere@umontreal.ca







Education
Post doctorate in Social Psychology 2004-2005 McGill University PhD in Social Psychology 1997-2002 University of Ottawa


Research
Roxane de la Sablonnière is a Professor of Psychology at Université de Montréal. An expert in social psychology, she is particularly concerned with the processes of social change on individuals. Her research explores individuals' cultural identities, as well as ethnic and intercultural relations. Her previous research has looked at diversity policies such as multiculturalism, interculturalism, and secularism. Professor de la Sablonnière's current endeavours are centered around exploring social change in Inuit communities.




Students
Diana Cardenas, PhD Student
(Start: 2012)
Immigration and globalization impact the identities of millions of individuals by offering them opportunities to participate in new cultural groups, that is, to participate in the activities and behaviors that are typical of, or expected in, new cultural groups. Two studies by Cardenas and de la Sablonnière (2016) suggests that participating in a new cultural group can help immigrants identify more with their new group. More specifically, they found a positive link between participation in a new cultural group and identification with this new group among a sample of Latin-American immigrants living in Canada. While increasing our understanding of the process by which an outsider develops identification with a new cultural group, previous research remains silent as to 1) why participation should increase identification with the new group in any intergroup context (e.g., immigration and globalization), and 2) how increasing identification with a new group by participating in it will impact the identity of origin. Indeed, research shows that identifying with a new culture may under some circumstances be associated with lower identification with the identity of origin (subtractive identification pattern). In other cases, the addition of a new identity will not be negatively associated with the identity of origin (additive identification pattern). The first goal of the present thesis is to test whether participating in a new group will predict higher identification with it across different contexts. The second goal is to understand which pattern of identification will emerge as participating in a new group increases identification with it. Three articles serve these goals. The first article lays down the theoretical foundation of the thesis. First, it described the psychological processes by which participation impacts identification with the new cultural group and hence why this process should be applicable across intergroup contexts; second, it proposes that perceived similarity predicts the identification pattern that will occur. More specifically, perceiving similarity promotes a sense of coherence between the two cultural identities which can facilitate the additive pattern. On the other hand, perceiving little similarities may suggest that the individual’s cultural identities are incoherent, resulting in a subtractive pattern. The second article makes use of four correlational studies to test the hypotheses that, in the context of globalization (three studies in Kyrgyzstan and one study in a Franco-Ontarian community), participating in a new group predicts higher identification with it (Hypothesis 1), and that this increased identification with the new group will be either positively (Hypothesis 2a) or negatively (Hypothesis 2b) associated with the group or origin, depending on the perceived level of similarity between the cultural groups and their characteristics. The third article presents experimental data that confirms the predictive role of participating in the new group in increasing identification with the new group (Hypothesis 1), and replicates the role of perceived similarity in predicting the additive and subtractive pattern of identification (Hypothesis 2a and 2b). Overall, this series of articles provides theoretical and empirical evidence for the impact of actions (participation in a new group) on our self-concept, and more specifically on our cultural identities, both the new identities and the identities of origin.

Jorge Mario Velasquez, PhD
(Start: 2017)

Laura French Bourgeois, Ph.D. Student
(Start: 2012)

Mathieu Caron-Diotte, PhD
(Start: 2016)
I am interested in identity integration, for example, following immigration, life transitions, chronic illness or social changes. More precisely, I am interested in the cognitive processes by which individuals will integrate new identities in their self. My PhD project focus on the establishment of cognitive links between identities. I will try to determine the characteristics of these links and how they allow identity integration.



Publications
Analyse statistique en sciences humaines : cahier d’exercices
Year: 2007
First Page: 1
Last Page: 82
Sarrazin, G.
Mailloux, Y.
Editors: Saint-Marti




Dramatic social change and its negative impact on cultural identity clarity
Journal: Journal of Social and Political Psychology
Year: 2016
Mathieu Pelletier-Dumas
Marjorie Duschesne-Beauchamp


Writing about conflicting identities: A concrete strategy facilitating well-being and identity integration
Journal: Self and Identity
Marie-Elaine Huberdeau


The social psychology of language
Journal: Handbook of Linguistic and Communication Science
Year: 2016


Vers un changement constructif dans les communautés aboriginales : Une perspective en psychologie sociale
Year: 2016
Donald M. Taylor


Testing the subtractive pattern of cultural identification
Journal: European Journal of Social Psychology
Volume: 46
issue: 4
Year: 2016
First Page: 441
Last Page: 454
Catherine E. Amiot
Nazgul Sadykova
Galina L. Gorborukova
Marie-Elaine Huberdeau


The Multicultural Identity Integration Scale (MULTIIS): Developing a Comprehensive Measure for Configuring One's Multiple Cultural Identities Within the Self
Journal: Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology
Volume: 22
issue: 2
Year: 2016
First Page: 166
Last Page: 184
Maya A. Yampolsky
Catherine E. Amiot


Fundamental rights in the rainbow nation: Intergroup contact, threat and support for newcomers' rights in post-Apartheid South Africa
Journal: Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology
Volume: 22
issue: 4
Year: 2016
First Page: 367
Last Page: 379
Régine Debrosse
Megan Cooper
Donald M. Taylor
Jonathan Crush


The Good, the Bad, and the Central of Group Identification: Evidence of a U- shaped Quadratic Relation between Ingroup Affect and Identity Centrality
Journal: European Journal of Social Psychology
Volume: 46
issue: 5
Year: 2016
First Page: 563
Last Page: 580
Frank J. Kachanoff
Donald M. Taylor
Renate Ysseldyk
Jonathan Crush


Towards Constructive Change in Aboriginal Communities: A Social Psychology Perspective
Year: 2014
First Page: 1
Last Page: 252
Taylor, D. M.
Place: Montreal


Language and indigenous people
Journal: Oxford Encyclopedia of Intergroup Communications
Year: 2016
Donald M. Taylor


Revitalising aboriginal languages: a call for community action to address systemic discrimination
Journal: International Handbook of Heritage Language Education Research and Pedagogy
Year: 2016
Donald M. Taylor


Letter from the Senior Associate Editor
Journal: The Journal of Interpersonal Relations, Intergroup Relations and Identity
Volume: 8
Year: 2015


Lettre de la rédactrice adjointe séniore
Journal: Journal sur l'identité, les relations interpersonnelles et les relations intergroupes
Volume: 9
Year: 2016


Psychological metamorphosis: Understanding the effects of institutions, roles, and dramatic social change on individuals
Journal: Psychology of Change: Life Contexts, Experiences, and Identities
Year: 2015
Serge Guimond
Publisher: Psychology Press


Toward a social psychology of social change: insights from Identity Process Theory
Journal: Identity Process Theory: Identity, Social Action and Social Change
Year: 2016
Esther Usborne
Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Marginal and happy? Exploring the need for uniqueness predicts the adjustment of marginal immigrants
Journal: British Journal of Social Psychology
Volume: 54
issue: 4
Year: 2015
First Page: 748
Last Page: 766
Régine Debrosse
Maya Rossignac-Milon


The relationship between social norms and behavior explained through cognitive and metacognitive strategies
Journal: European Journal of Social Psychology
Year: 2015


Capturing changes in social identities over time and how they become part of the self- concept
Journal: Social and Personality Psychology Compass
Volume: 9
issue: 4
Year: 2015
First Page: 171
Last Page: 187
Catherine E. Amiot
Laura G. E. Smith


Social change in Mongolia and South Africa: The impact of relative deprivation trajectory and group status on psychological well-being
Journal: Social Justice Research
Year: 2015
Francine Tougas
Donald M. Taylor
Jonathan Crush
David McDonald


The role of identity integration in hedonic adaptation to a beneficial life change: The example of ?coming out" for lesbians and gay men
Journal: The Journal of Social Psychology
Volume: 155
issue: 4
Year: 2015
First Page: 294
Last Page: 313
Simon Coulombe


The cognitive process of identity reconstruction after the onset of a neurological disability
Journal: Disability and Rehabilitation
Volume: 36
issue: 19
Year: 2014
First Page: 1608
Last Page: 1617
Anne Gendreau


Living in a multicultural world: Intergroup ideologies and the societal context of intergroup relations
Journal: European Review of Social Psychology
Volume: 25
issue: 1
Year: 2014
First Page: 142
Last Page: 188
Serge Guimond
Armelle Nugier


Understanding my culture means understanding myself: The function of cultural identity clarity for personal identity clarity and personal psychological well-being
Journal: Journal for the Theory of Social Behavior
Volume: 44
issue: 4
Year: 2014
First Page: 436
Last Page: 458
Esther Usborne


Genuine Community Ownership of Northern Education: From Theory to Practice
Journal: Northern Public Affairs
Year: 2014
Donald M. Taylor


Social identity change in response to discrimination
Journal: British Journal of Social Psychology
Volume: 55
issue: 3
Year: 2016
Perozzo, C.
de la Sablonnière, R.
Auger, E.


Distributive justice: Can it all be reduced to equity?
Journal: Encyclopedia of Political Behavior
Year: 2016
Donald M. Taylor
Publisher: Sage


Justice motive
Journal: Encyclopedia of Political Behavior
Year: 2016
Donald M. Taylor
Publisher: Sage


The impact of dramatic social change: The role of historical trajectories in maintaining a clear cultural identity
Journal: The Psychology of Radical Social Change
Year: 2016
Donald M. Taylor


Restoring cultural identity clarity with historical narratives in times of social revolution
Journal: The Psychology of Radical Social Change
Year: 2018
Donald M. Taylor