Assistant Professor of Psychology Ayse Ikizler’s ’07 research is the focus of AMENA-Psy Research Spotlight: “Investigating Discrimination and Distress with Dr. Ikizler” by Minnah Farook.
Ikizler’s research, titled “Discrimination, religious and cultural factors, and Middle Eastern/Arab Americans’ psychological distress,” was published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology (2018). In the article, Ikizler investigates the moderating role of religiosity (strong religious feeling or belief) in the link between religious affiliation and ethnic discrimination and also the roles of religiosity, ethnic identity, and family connectedness in the relations between ethnic discrimination and psychological distress.
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Ikizler is co-founder and president-elect of the American Arab, Middle Eastern, and North African Psychological Association.