Identity Orchestration Research Lab
The Identity Orchestration Research Lab (IORL) at Morehouse College is committed to high caliber research through a strengths-based personality psychology lens.
The Lab explores expressions of identity balance through the authentic engagement of varied contexts and personal narratives.
We utilize identity orchestration, conceptualized as the negotiated balance of identities (Rice, 2008; 2012), as a theoretical and methodological framework, and stress a transdisciplinary studies approach.
Developing a research scientist identity is the core expectation of members in our lab. Both nomothetic and idiographic approaches to knowledge are stressed, and there is emphasis placed on the utilization of multiple worldviews.
IORL studies are designed to impact community in both broad and narrow spaces. They are also positioned as opportunities for our researchers to develop critical thinking, reading and writing skills that will serve them in the deep study of psychology and beyond.