Faculty

Jessica L. Collett


Professor


Contact Information

Email    collett@soc.ucla.edu
Office  292 Haines
Phone  310-267-4957
Engaging social psychological concepts and theories as tools to understand social life.

Jessica L. Collett joined the UCLA faculty in 2018. She is a social psychologist, primarily interested in small group processes, identity, and the relationship between the two.

Her work spans substantive areas, employing social psychological concepts and theories in the study of family, religion, work, and education, and uses diverse methodological approaches. Recent research appears in Social Forces and Social Psychology Quarterly. In her current research projects she is exploring graduate student professionalization, the sociological sources and implications of impostor syndrome, and the effects of shifting conceptions of fatherhood for men's perception of self and contributions to childcare and household labor.

She is also an award-winning teacher, most recently having received the Charles E. Sheedy Award for Excellence in Teaching from the University of Notre Dame's College of Arts and Letters. Related to teaching, she is a co-author of Social Psychology, a leading textbook in her field, and has published teaching related articles in Teaching Sociology , Social Psychology Quarterly, and Sage Research Methods Cases. At UCLA she is teaching undergraduate courses in Self and Society and a graduate course on the Social Psychology of Gender.

Degrees

Ph.D., Sociology, University of Arizona

M.A., Sociology, University of Arizona

B.A., Sociology and History, minor in Women's Studies, Winthrop University

Graduate Students