Imperial College London


Business School

Assistant Professor in Management



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Sanaz Talaifar is an Assistant Professor in Management at Imperial College Business School. Prior to joining Imperial, she was a Postdoctoral Scholar in Organizational Behavior at Stanford Graduate School of Business. She received her PhD in Social and Personality Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin.

Sanaz's research interests lie at the intersection of self and identity, media and technology, and political psychology. For a full list of her publications, please see her Google Scholar profile



Hornsey MJ, Pearson S, Kang J, et al., 2022, Multinational data show that conspiracy beliefs are associated with the perception (and reality) of poor national economic performance, European Journal of Social Psychology, ISSN:0046-2772

Talaifar S, Stuetzer M, Rentfrow PJ, et al., 2022, Fear and deprivation in Trump’s America: A regional analysis of voting behavior in the 2016 and 2020 U.S. presidential elections, Personality Science, Vol:3, ISSN:2700-0710, Pages:1-57

Talaifar S, Lowery BS, 2022, Freedom and constraint in digital environments: implications for the self, Perspectives on Psychological Science, ISSN:1745-6916

Smartt T, Talaifar S, Gosling SD, 2022, Dostoyevsky’s conjecture: evaluating personality impressions based on laughter, Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, Vol:46, ISSN:0191-5886, Pages:383-397

Kirkland K, Crimston CR, Jetten J, et al., 2022, Moral expansiveness around the world: the role of societal factors across 36 countries, Social Psychological and Personality Science, ISSN:1948-5506, Pages:1-14

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