Ariel Jasmine Mosley

M.A. Psychology (2016) University of Kansas
B.A. Psychology, Philosophy Minor (2014) California State University Sacramento
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Ariel’s research focuses on perceptions of inequality and diversity from the dominant and subordinate group perspectives, and how contemporary forms of discrimination influence the self-concept, and vice versa.  Particularly, she is interested in issues of social power, group identity, and psychological consequences of group-based inequality. Ariel graduated from California State University Sacramento with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Philosophy, and received her masters at the University of Kansas. She was a Lab Manager in the CSUS Prejudice and Intergroup Relations Lab, where she examined how cognitive and motivational processes influence prejudice and stereotyping. She has worked with Dr. John Dovidio the Yale University Intergroup Relations Lab, working with on studies related to discrimination, sexism, and stigma.
She is presently pursuing a Ph.D. in Social Psychology at the University of Kansas under the primary mentorship of Dr. Monica Biernat. Her work in this lab examines how group members perceive issues of social inequality (cultural appropriation, institutionalized group based discrimination, interracial interactions), and interventions for group-based threat. A second line of work examines intersectional processes of sexism, classism, and racism. She also works with Nyla Branscombe to examine how individuals derive meaning and benefits from discriminatory experience and how dominant and minority groups perceive changing racial demographics. Currently, she is doing a research fellowship at the Université Clermont Auvergne in France with Dr. Jean-Claude Croizet on perceptions of inequality and collective Action. Ultimately, she hopes to understand how systems of inequality are perceived, reduced, and maintained.
Prejudice, Stereotyping, Discrimination
Perceptions of Inequality and Diversity
Intersectionality of Racism, Sexism, and Classism
Group Based Interventions

Selected Publications

Mosley, A.J., Branscombe (in review). How benefit finding improves well-being among stigmatized group members. Sex Roles.

Wang, K., Mosley, A. J., Dovidio, J.F., Branscombe, N. R. (in revision). Self-Reflection in Intergroup Contexts: The Affective and Behavioral Consequences of Distancing in Response to GenderDiscrimination. The Psychology of Women Quarterly.  

Mosley, A.J., Landau, M.J.., Dovidio, J.F. (in review). Play My Gender Role: Benevolent Sexism on the Social Stage. The Psychology of Women Quarterly.  

Mosley, A.J., Swanson, T.J., Landau, M.J. (2017) Embodied Health. Wiley Encyclopedia of Health Psychology (Kate Sweeny & Megan Robbins, Eds.).

Kiefer, L., Mosley, A.J., T.J., Landau, M.J. (2017) Fetishism and Gender. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Psychology and Gender.

Mosley, A.J. (2012) Gender Discrepancies in Social Facilitation. The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Scholars Journal, vol. 13, 154-168.

Selected Presentations

Mosley, A.J., Branscombe (2018, November). Turning Minority Group Members into the Majority: How Ethnic Minority and Majority Americans Respond To Changing Demographics. Talk presented at the European Psychological Association Polarization, Populism, Political Alienation: Causes and Consequences of Social Diversity and Inequality? in Landau Pfalz, Germany.

Mosley, A.J., Dovidio, J. (2013, July). Why am I not sexy, smart, and beautiful enough?: Examining women’s internalization of stigma. Talk presented at the National Leadership Alliance Symposium, Stamford, CT.

Mosley, A. J., Harrison L., (2012, July). Gender discrepancies in social facilitation. Talk presented at University at Buffalo’s 18th Annual Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program National Research Conference, Niagara Falls, New York.


Representative Poster Presentations:


Mosley, A.J., Croizet, J., Adams, G., Biernat, M. (2018, May). An Ideological Approach to Understanding Symbolic Violence: The Societal Inequality of Intelligence Testing. Poster presented at 30th Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Mosley, A.J., Landau, M. L. Biernat, M. R. (2018, March). A Subjective Uncertainty Theory of Prejudice. Poster presented at the Intergroup Relations Preconference at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology 20th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

Mosley, A.J., Branscombe, N.R., Dovidio, J.F. (2018, March). How benefit finding and self-distancing motivate moral obligations among women to help other victimized groups. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology 20th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

Mosley, A.J., Landau, M. J., Dovidio, J. (2016, January). Sexism as a social performance: How the dramaturgical perspective increases women’s assimilation to traditional gender norms. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology 17th Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA.

Mosley, A.J., Dovidio, J. (2015, February). Benevolent Sexist Beliefs of Women on Women. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology 16th Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA.

Selected Awards & Honors

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2016-2019)

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide International Grant ($5,000, 2018)

University of Kansas Summer Graduate Research Grant ($5,867, 2018)

Psi Chi Mamie Phipps Clark Research Grant ($2,900, 2017-2018) 

SPSSI Grants In Aid Award ($995, 2017)

University of Kansas Summer Research Fellowship Award ($2,000, 2017)

University of Kansas Psychology Strategic Initiative Grant ($2,600, 2016-2018)

University of Kansas Jack Brehm Basic Research Award in Social Psychology ($2,200, 2014-2018) 

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Ford Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention (2016)

University of Kansas Graduate Research Fellowship ($16,000, 2014)

Graduate Studies Diversity Scholarship, University of Kansas ($5,000, 2014)

Society for Personality Social Psychology Diversity Fund Graduate Travel Award ($500, 2014)

Society for Personality Social Psychology Graduate Travel Award ($500, 2015)

Yale University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Research Fellowship ($3,000, 2013)

Outstanding Achievement in Original Scholarship Research Award, California State University Sacramento ($500, 2013)

California Predoctoral Sally Cassanova Fellowship ($3,000, 2013)

Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program, California State University Sacramento ($3,000, 2012)

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