Sasha Y. Kimel, Ph.D. (University of Michigan). Dr. Sasha Kimel is a social and cultural psychologist. She joined the Psychology Department
at California State University, San Marcos in Fall 2018 as an Assistant Professor of Psychology. Beforehand, Dr. Kimel was at
Harvard University where she was a Harvard College Fellow, a postdoctoral fellow and
a lecturer. She received her PhD from the University of Michigan. Her psychological
research on intergroup conflict and culture draws on her background in public policy
as well as her experience working at the United Nations and non-profits focused on
international conflict resolution. She has lived in Canada, Japan, Singapore and Israel/Palestine.
To learn more, please visit: www.kimellab.com
Psychology Department, Harvard University (2013 - 2018)
- Harvard College Fellowship, Postdoctoral Fellowship & Lecturer
Ph.D. in Social Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2013)
- 2011 – 13, Science, Technology & Public Policy Certificate
- 2008 – 09, Culture & Cognition Certificate
B.A. in Psychology, University of British Columbia (2005)
- 2004 – 05, UCLA (Visiting Student)
- 2003 – 04, National University of Singapore (Exchange Student)
Kimel, S.Y., Mischkowski, D., Miyagawa, Y., Niiya, Y. (In Press). Left Out But “In
Control”? Culture Variations in Feelings of Control when Excluded by a Close-Other.
Social Psychological and Personality Science.
Tsai, W. & Kimel, S.Y. (In Press). When and How Supporting Others Can Improve Life
Satisfaction: A Longitudinal Study Examining Collectivistic Values.Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology.
Cousar, K.A.*, Carnes, N.C. & Kimel, S.Y. (In Press). Morality as Fuel for Violence? Disentangling
the Role of Religion in Violent Conflict. Social Cognition.
Uenal, F., Bergh, R., Sidanius, J., Zick, A., Kimel, S.Y. & Kunst, J. (In Press).
The nature of Islamophobia: A test of a tripartite view in five countries. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
Kunst, J. R., Kimel, S.Y., Alayan, R., & Thomsen, L. (2018). Can Abraham Bring Peace?
The Relationship between Acknowledging Shared Religious Roots and Intergroup Conflict.
Psychology of Religion and Spirituality.
Kunst, J., Boos, B., Kimel S.Y., Obaidi, M, Shani, M., & Thomsen, L. (2018). Extreme
activism supporting others' political struggles: The role of politically motivated
out-group fusion. PLOS ONE.
Kimel, S.Y., Mischkowski, D., Uchida, Y. & Kitayama, S. (2017). Culture, Emotions
& The Cold Shoulder:
Cultural Differences in the Anger and Sadness Response to Ostracism.
Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.
Kimel, S.Y., Huesmann, L.R., Kunst, J. & Halperin, E. (2016). Living in a Genetic
World: How Learning about Interethnic Genetic Similarities and Differences Affects
Peace and Conflict. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
- Featured in The Washington Post
Kimel, S.Y., Lopez-Duran, N. & Kitayama, S. (2015). Physiological Correlates of Choice-Induced
Dissonance: An Exploration of HPA-Axis Responses. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making. 28 (4). 309-316.
McDonald, M., Porat, R., Yarkoney, A., Reifen Tagar, M., Kimel, S., Saguy, T., &
Halperin, E. (2015). Intergroup emotional similarity reduces dehumanization and promotes
conciliatory attitudes in prolonged conflict. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 20(1), 125-136.
Kimel, S.Y., Grossmann, I. & Kitayama, S. (2012). When Gift-giving Produces Dissonance:
Effects of Subliminal Affiliation Priming on Choices for One’s Self versus Close Others.
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 48(5), 1221-1224.
Qin, J., Kimel, S.Y., Kitayama, S., Wang, X., Yang, X. & Han, S. (2011). How Choices
Modify Preferences: Neural Correlates of Choice Justification. NeuroImage, 55(1). 240-246
Hudson, S. & Kimel, S.Y. (2018). New Racism. In: Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social
Theory. Turner B.S. (Ed); Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.
Kimel, S.Y. & Kunst, J. (2016). Can DNA Ancestry Testing Make You More Racist? Scientific American.
To find out more about Dr. Kimel's research and how to join her Culture & Intergroup Relations Lab, please visit: www.kimellab.com