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Tyler Jimenez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Degree From: University of Missouri

Interests: inequality; health; policing; racism; Native American; existential psychology


Course(s) Native American Psychology


Do I accept and train new psychology graduate students in general?
Am I accepting new graduate students in the upcoming year?
I am POSSIBLY accepting graduate students in 2023-2024, please contact me directly with questions
Advising Areas:
Social and Personality


Our research aims to understand and address racial and other social inequalities. This focuses largely on health and policing, having specifically examined social determinants of health attitudes and behaviors, reactions to racial progress, and the militarization of police. To understand these phenomena across multiple levels of analysis, we use theories and methods from social psychology and other social sciences such as sociology, public health, and Indigenous studies.

Selected Publications

  • Jimenez, T., Arndt, J., & Helm, P. J. (in press). Prejudicial reactions to the removal of Native American mascots. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations.
  • Jimenez, T., Arndt, J., & Landau, M. J. (2021). Walls block waves: Using an inundation metaphor of immigration predicts support for a border wall. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 9(1), 159-171.
  • Moser, R., Arndt, J., Jimenez, T., Liu, B., & Hesse, B. (2021). Perceptions of cancer fatalism: Tracking trends in public perceptions from 2008-2017. Psycho-Oncology, 30(4), 511-519.
  • Jimenez, T., Helm, P. J., & Arndt, J. (2020). Fighting death with health inequality: The role of mortality cognition and shifting racial demographics in policy attitudes. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations.
  • Jimenez, T., Restar, A., Helm, P. J., Cross, R. I., Barath, D., & Arndt, J. (2020). Fatalism in the context of COVID-19: Perceiving coronavirus as a death sentence predicts reluctance to perform recommended preventive behaviors. Social Science & Medicine - Population Health, 11.
  • Lewis, M., Myhra, L., Smith, B., Holcomb, S., Erb, J., & Jimenez, T. (2020). Tribally specific cultural learning: The Remember the Removal program. AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, 16(3), 233-247.

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