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.
- Sirois F & Iyer A (2018) “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
- Iyer A, Zhang A, Jetten J, Hao Z & Cui L (2017) The promise of a better group future: Cognitive alternatives increase students' self-efficacy and academic performance. British Journal of Social Psychology. View this article in WRRO
- 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
- Iyer A, Webster J, Hornsey MJ & Vanman EJ (2014) Understanding the power of the picture: The effect of image content on emotional and political responses to terrorism. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 44, 511-521. 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.
- Bissing-Olson MJ, Iyer A & Fielding KS (2013) Relationships between daily affect and pro-environmental behaviour at work: The moderating role of pro-environmental attitude. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 34, 156-175.
- Iyer A, Jetten J & Haslam SA (2012) Sugaring o'er the devil: Moral superiority and group identification help individuals downplay the implication of in-group rule-breaking. European Journal of Social Psychology, 42, 141-149.
- 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.
- Jetten J & Iyer A (2010) Different meanings of the social dominance orientation concept: Predicting political attitudes over time. British Journal of Social Psychology, 49(2), 385-404.
- Iyer A & Ryan MK (2009) 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.
- Iyer A, Jetten J, Tsivrikos D, Postmes T & Haslam SA (2009) 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.
- Iyer A & Leach CW (2008) Emotion in inter-group relations. European Review of Social Psychology, 19, 86-125.
- Jetten J, Iyer A, Tsivrikos D & Young BM (2008) When is individual mobility costly? The role of economic and social identity factors. European Journal of Social Psychology, 38, 866-879.
- Iyer A, Schmader T & Lickel B (2007) Why Individuals Protest the Perceived Transgressions of Their Country. 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.