Program Head of Psychology; Associate Professor of Psychology
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BSc University of Texas at Austin; PhD New York University
Research Areas: Gender; Inequality; Heteronormativity
Jaime Napier is a classically-trained social psychologist with a strong background in statistical analyses. Her research interests broadly center around how social systems influence individual belief systems (and vice versa), as well as the psychological and social consequences of certain belief systems. For instance, how do different understandings/explanations of social inequality relate to individual subjective and objective well-being (e.g., happiness and health)? How do people manage stigmatized identities? What are the conditions (on both the individual and societal level) for social change and progress?