Ariana Naomi Bell

Ariana Naomi Bell

Lab Alumni

BA – Scripps College, 2010; MA – UCLA, 2014; PhD – UCLA

Research Interests:

intergroup relations, diversity, adolescent development


Dr. Ariana Naomi Bell obtained a PhD in Social Psychology with minors in Quantitative and Developmental Psychology at UCLA. She studies how racial and ethnic diversity shapes adolescent social and emotional development. Specifically, she is interested in studying intergroup attitudes, discrimination, ethnic identity, and the formation of political attitudes among adolescents and early adults.

Before her time at UCLA, Ariana worked for EMT Associates, where she conducted a national bullying legislation and policy analysis funded by the U.S. Department of Education. She has received support from the UCLA Distinguished University Fellowship, National Science Foundation, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, American Psychological Association of Graduate Students, UCLA Center for the Study of Women, and UCLA LGBT Studies Department.


Stuart-Cassel, V., Bell, A., & Springer, F. (2011). Analysis of State Bullying Laws and Policies. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development: Policy and Program Studies Service.