Associate Professor of Psychology
Research and Teaching Interests
Mahalingam's research focuses on cultural psychology of caste, immigration and gender. He examines the relationship between power, representation of social groups, and psychological well-being. In one line of research, he studies how gender discrimination and extreme son preference affect the psychological well-being of men and women in India. In another line of research, he studies the relationship between privileged social status (e.g., race and caste) and representations of social categories. His research on immigration investigates the relationship between Model Minority Myth, gender beliefs, perceived discrimination, and psychological well-being of Asian immigrants.
In the School of Education, Mahalingam teaches courses in the following program(s):
Combined Program in Education and Psychology