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
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)
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/
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=DT4R-xIAAAAJ&hl=en
A list of key publications can be found below. Or see a full list of publications.
- Bissing-Olson MJ, Fielding KS & Iyer A (2016) 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
- Iyer A, Hornsey MJ, Vanman EJ, Esposo S & Ale S (2015) 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
- Saeri AK, Iyer A & Louis WR (2015) 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
- Iyer A, Jetten J, Branscombe NR, Jackson S & Youngberg C (2014) 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
- Zhang A, Jetten J, Iyer A & Cui L (2013) Difference makes the heart grow fonder: Perceiving intergroup difference enhances minority groups' willingness to integrate. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 16(2), 192-208.
- Iyer A & Jetten J (2011) 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.
- Iyer A & Leach CW (2008) Emotion in inter-group relations. European Review of Social Psychology, 19, 86-125.
- Iyer A, Schmader T & Lickel B (2007) Why Individuals Protest the Perceived Transgressions of Their Country: The Role of Anger, Shame, and Guilt. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 33(4), 572-587.
- Crosby FJ, Iyer A & Sincharoen S (2006) Understanding affirmative action. Annual Review of Psychology, 57, 585-611.
- Iyer A, Leach CW & Crosby FJ (2003) White guilt and racial compensation: The benefits and limits of self-focus. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 29(1), 117-129.
- 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.