Hierarchy Of Salience

Hierarchy of salience is a framework or organization of an individual's identities in order of how frequently they are used and how likely they are to be used in a particular situation. This is a concept of identity salience. The hierarchy (which means of ranked order) of identities is composed of the probability of differing identities being used in a particular situation. An identity high in the hierarchy would have high salience - it is more relevant to the individual and more likely to be used.

For example, an individual is more likely to exhibit an activist identity to protest an injustice that occurred in their own community or state than something that occurred in another country.

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