Dr Aarti Iyer
Department of Psychology
Director of Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity
Reader in Social and Health Psychology
+44 114 222 6621
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Department of Psychology
1 Vicar Lane
- 1999: BA (Hons) in Psychology and Sociology, Swarthmore College (USA)
- 2001: MA in Psychology, University of California—Santa Cruz (USA)
- 2004: PhD in Social Psychology, University of California—Santa Cruz (USA)
- 2010: PGDip in Higher Education, University of Queensland (Australia)
- Research interests
Around the world, status differences between social groups have been institutionalized to create systems of inequality.
My research investigates responses to such status hierarchies from three perspectives:
- Investigating the antecedents of individuals’ efforts to challenge inequality and injustice, for instance through political activism and support for government policy
- Improving organisations’ efforts to achieve social equality through affirmative action and equal opportunity programs
- Understanding how social identity processes shape disadvantaged group members’ efforts to navigate novel social contexts, with implications for acculturation strategies, self-views, and academic performance
- Mobilized or Marginalized? Understanding low-status groups' responses to social justice efforts led by high-status groups. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. View this article in WRRO
- You’re making us all look bad: Sexism moderates women’s experience of collective threat and intra-gender hostility toward traditional and non-traditional female subtypes. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. View this article in WRRO
- The association between transgender-related fiction and transnegativity: Transportation and intergroup anxiety as mediators. Psychology & Sexuality. View this article in WRRO
- The impact of post-migration stressors on refugees' emotional distress and health: A longitudinal analysis. European Journal of Social Psychology. View this article in WRRO
- National identification, endorsement of acculturation ideologies and prejudice: The impact of perceived threat of immigration. International Review of Social Psychology, 31(1). View this article in WRRO
- “At least David Cameron resigned”: The protective effects of just-world beliefs for counterfactual thinking after Brexit. Personality and Individual Differences, 121, 25-30. View this article in WRRO
- The promise of a better group future: Cognitive alternatives increase students' self-efficacy and academic performance. British Journal of Social Psychology, 56(4), 750-765. View this article in WRRO
- Experiences of pride, not guilt, predict pro-environmental behavior when pro-environmental descriptive norms are more positive. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 45, 145-153. View this article in WRRO
- Fight and Flight: Evidence of Aggressive Capitulation in the Face of Fear Messages from Terrorists. Political Psychology, 36(6), 631-648. View this article in WRRO
- Right-Wing Authoritarianism and Social Dominance Orientation predict outsiders' responses to an external group conflict: Implications for identification, anger, and collective action. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 15(1), 303-332. View this article in WRRO
- Facilitative parenting and children's social, emotional and behavioural adjustment. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24(6), 1762-1779. View this article in WRRO
- Parenting Practices, Children’s Peer Relationships and Being Bullied at School. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24(1), 127-140. View this article in WRRO
- Understanding the power of the picture: the effect of image content on emotional and political responses to terrorism. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 44(7), 511-521. View this article in WRRO
- The difficulty of recognising less obvious forms of group-based discrimination. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 17(5), 577-589. View this article in WRRO
- When Reality Bites: Hopeful Thinking Mediates the Discrimination-Life Satisfaction Relationship. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 14(1), 379-393. View this article in WRRO
- How the disadvantaged appraise group-based exclusion: The path from legitimacy to illegitimacy. European Review of Social Psychology, 24(1), 194-224.
- “It Will Not Always Be This Way”. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4(2), 159-166.
- Difference makes the heart grow fonder: Perceiving intergroup difference enhances minority groups’ willingness to integrate. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 16(2), 192-208.
- Relationships between daily affect and pro-environmental behavior at work: The moderating role of pro-environmental attitude. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 34(2), 156-175.
- Minority goals for interaction with the majority: Seeking distance from the majority and the effect of rejection on identification. European Journal of Social Psychology, 43(1), 72-83.
- An Intraindividual Perspective on Pro-Environmental Behaviors at Work. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 5(4), 500-502.
- Sugaring o'er the devil: Moral superiority and group identification help individuals downplay the implications of ingroup rule-breaking. European Journal of Social Psychology, 42(2), 141-149.
- Mobilizing Science and Remaking Knowledge: Implications for the Social Sciences. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 11(1), 325-328.
- Negotiating dual identities: The impact of group-based rejection on identification and acculturation. European Journal of Social Psychology, 41(5), 586-595.
- Different meanings of the social dominance orientation concept: Predicting political attitudes over time. British Journal of Social Psychology, 49(2), 385-404.
- Introduction to the Social and Psychological Dynamics of Collective Action. Journal of Social Issues, 65(4), 645-660.
- Why Do Men and Women Challenge Gender Discrimination in the Workplace? The Role of Group Status and In-group Identification in Predicting Pathways to Collective Action. Journal of Social Issues, 65(4), 791-814.
- The more (and the more compatible) the merrier: Multiple group memberships and identity compatibility as predictors of adjustment after life transitions. British Journal of Social Psychology, 48(4), 707-733.
- Emotion in inter-group relations. European Review of Social Psychology, 19(1), 86-125.
- Maintaining group memberships: Social identity continuity predicts well-being after stroke. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 18(5-6), 671-691.
- When is individual mobility costly? The role of economic and social identity factors. European Journal of Social Psychology, 38(5), 866-879.
- Why Individuals Protest the Perceived Transgressions of Their Country. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 33(4), 572-587.
- Angry opposition to government redress: When the structurally advantaged perceive themselves as relatively deprived. British Journal of Social Psychology, 46(1), 191-204.
- Understanding Affirmative Action. Annual Review of Psychology, 57(1), 585-611.
- Anger and Guilt About Ingroup Advantage Explain the Willingness for Political Action. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32(9), 1232-1245.
- Picture this: emotional and political responses to photographs of the Kenneth Bigley kidnapping. European Journal of Social Psychology, 36(5), 635-647.
- White Guilt and Racial Compensation: The Benefits and Limits of Self-Focus. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 29(1), 117-129.
- What's left behind: Identity continuity moderates the effect of nostalgia on well-being and life choices.. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101(1), 94-108.
- Values and Science: Reply.. American Psychologist, 59(2), 125-126.
- Affirmative action: Psychological data and the policy debates.. American Psychologist, 58(2), 93-115.
- The Educational Experience of Students from Low Socio-Economic Status Background, Self and Social Identity in Educational Contexts (pp. 112-125). Routledge
- Diary Methods and Workplace Pro-Environmental Behaviors, The Psychology of Green Organizations (pp. 95-116). Oxford University Press
- Apology and Reparation Oxford University Press
- Debating Deviance: Responding to those Who Fall from Grace, Rebels in Groups: Dissent, Deviance, Difference and Defiance (pp. 117-134).
- Helping Disadvantaged Out-Groups Challenge Unjust Inequality: The Role of Group-Based Emotions, The Psychology of Prosocial Behavior: Group Processes, Intergroup Relations, and Helping (pp. 337-353).
- Turning to Others in Times of Change: Social Identity and Coping with Stress, The Psychology of Prosocial Behavior: Group Processes, Intergroup Relations, and Helping (pp. 139-156).
- Increasing the representation and status of women in employment: The effectiveness of affirmative action In Barreto M, Ryan MK & Schmitt MT (Ed.), The glass ceiling in the 21st century: Understanding barriers to gender equality (pp. 257-280). Washington, DC USA: American Psychological Association.
- Torn between identities: Predictors of adjustment to identity change In Sani F (Ed.), Self-continuity: Individual and collective perspectives (pp. 187-197). New York NY USA: Psychology Press, Taylor & Francis Group.
- “Poisoning the Consciences of the Fortunate”: The Experience of Relative Advantage and Support for Social Equality, Relative Deprivation (pp. 136-163). Cambridge University Press
- Self and Social Identity in Educational Contexts Routledge
- Appraising Gender Discrimination as Legitimate orIllegitimate: Antecedents and Consequences, The SAGE Handbook of Gender and Psychology (pp. 306-322). SAGE Publications, Ltd
- Off White Routledge
- Justice SAGE Publications, Inc.