Dr. Amy Moors joined Chapman University in 2018 as an Assistant Professor of Psychology. Her research addresses the impact of inequity on people’s belonging and well-being in intimate and professional contexts. Dr. Moors focuses on the relationships people have with others (romantic partners, family, colleagues) and with broader institutions (workplaces, marriage). Much of her research focuses on issues related to gender, sexuality, diversity, and well-being.
In one line of research, Dr. Moors examines diverse expressions of sexuality, including how stigma affects well-being among sexual minorities and people engaged in consensually non-monogamous relationships. In another line of research, she focuses on strategies to promote inclusion in higher education, including evidence-based interventions and policy development. Across both areas, her goal is to address pressing social problems and narrow inequities through interdisciplinary research. Recently, Dr. Moors was recognized by the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality as a “Rising Scholar.” Her research has also been featured in TIME, Scientific American, and The Atlantic.
In addition to serving on the faculty at Chapman University, Dr. Moors is a Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute, Indiana University and the co-chair of the American Psychological Association’s Division 44 Consensual Non-Monogamy Task Force. Prior to joining Chapman University, she was the Director of the Social Science Research and Evaluation Program in the College of Engineering at Purdue University. She also completed postdoctoral training at the National Center for Institutional Diversity, the University of Michigan's ADVANCE Program, and the University of Michigan’s Energy Institute.
PSY 344: Psychology of Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation