Shira Gabriel: Background


  • Ph.D. Northwestern University, 2000


  • Associate Professor, SUNY Buffalo

Editorial Positions

  • Editor, Self & Identity
  • Associate Editor, Character & Context
  • Former Associate Editor, SPPS

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology
  • Fellow of the Midwestern Psychological Association
  • Fellow of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology

Teaching and Research Interests

I study the social nature of the self. In recent years my research has focused on how social surrogates fill belongings needs, the relationship of religion to the social self, and the importance of immersion in large crowds for well-being.