Jessica Collett joined the Notre Dame faculty in fall 2006. She is a social psychologist, most 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, Social Science Research, and the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. In her current research projects she is exploring graduate student professionalization, the sociological sources and implications of the impostor syndrome, and the effect that shifting conceptions of fatherhood have for men's perceptions of self and their contributions to household labor and carework.
Research Interests: Social Psychology, Social Inequality, Family & Childhood, Research Methods, Religion
Areas of Study: Gender and Family, Religion, Social Psychology, Stratification and Inequality