top of page



Jacqueline M. Chen is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Utah.


Prof. Chen earned her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from UC Santa Barbara and completed her post-doctoral training at UC Davis as a Chancellor’s Post-doctoral Fellow. She received a Rising Star award from the Association for Psychological Science in 2016, a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation in 2020, and a Researcher of the Year Award from Utah's College of Social and Behavioral Sciences in 2021.


Prof. Chen's research examines the psychological processes engaged in diverse social interactions. In general, she is interested in how social group memberships influence the various stages of interaction, from categorization to impression formation to social support. Her research has been supported by NSF (DGE, SBE, ENG) and the American Psychological Association, and recognized with the 2019 Roberta Sigel Early Career Scholar Paper Award from the International Society of Political Psychology and the 2020 Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.

bottom of page