Dr. Begeny is a Research Fellow in Social and Organizational Psychology at the University of Exeter. He has a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Chris examines several topics related to diversity, group dynamics, and social justice. He regularly works in partnership with non-academic organizations, both as a research collaborator and as a consultant.
Among other topics, he examines:
How individuals perceive and react to growing diversity in their own profession
Why organizations need to foster more than diversity and inclusion (a call to go beyond “D&I”)
How women’s everyday experiences at work shape their self-concept and career ambitions
What it means to be treated fairly in groups, and why fair treatment is important but insufficient
The importance of not only havingrole models, but the opportunity to be one
Collective approaches to combatting the “impostor syndrome”
How feeling respected in groups affect individuals’ mental and physiological stress
How positive interactions with members of one's own gender, racial, ethnic or sexual minority group can shape mental health, vigilance to discrimination, and motivation for collective action
His research specialisms include diversity, equity and inclusion, fair treatment and respect, status and social hierarchies, bias and discrimination, stereotypes and stigma, stress and mental health amongst others.