Dr Aarti Iyer

Department of Psychology
The University of Sheffield
Floor G, Cathedral Court
1 Vicar Lane, Sheffield
S1 2LT, UK
Tel: +44 (0)114 222 6621
Email: a.iyer@sheffield.ac.uk


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: (1) Investigating the antecedents of individuals’ efforts to challenge inequality and injustice, for instance through political activism and support for government policy; (2) Improving organisations’ efforts to achieve social equality through affirmative action and equal opportunity programs; and (3) 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.

Links to other web profiles

Social Psychology Network: http://iyer.socialpsychology.org/
ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7788-6709
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=DT4R-xIAAAAJ&hl=en
ResearcherID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/D-1434-2012
ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Aarti_Iyer6
Academia.edu: https://sheffield.academia.edu/AartiIyer/


A list of key publications can be found below. Or see a full list of publications.

Journal articles


  • Iyer A & Blatz C (2012) Apology and reparation In Tropp LR (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Intergroup Conflict (pp. 309-327). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Iyer A & Leach CW (2010) Helping disadvantaged out-groups challenge unjust inequality: The role of group-based emotions In Stormer S & Snyder M (Ed.), The psychology of prosocial behaviour: Group processes, intergroup relations, and helping (pp. 337-353). New York, USA: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Iyer A (2009) 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.