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Meara Habashi

Continuing Term Lecturer;

Dr. Habashi received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology in 2008 from Purdue University. Since that time, she has spent a number of years teaching and researching at various institutions. Dr. Habashi joined the faculty at Krannert in 2016 after spending 5 years at the University of Iowa.

Dr. Habashi's primary research focus is in the area of motivation and emotion. She is particularly interested in how individual differences and emotion act as motivators of social behavior. Her research takes a traditional social cognitive person X situation approach to examine how different types of motivations affect various domains of behavior, including occupational preference, helping behavior, and information processing.


Ph.D., Social Psychology, Purdue University
M.S., Social Psychology, Purdue University
B.A., Psychology, Baylor University

Research & Area(s) of Expertise

women in management, gender differences in STEM, personality, prosocial behavior