Associate Professor of Psychology
Dr. Laura Dryjanska obtained a European/International Joint PhD in Social Representations and Communication in the field of social psychology at the Sapienza University of Rome (Italy) in 2012. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Sapienza University of Rome and is currently an associate professor for Rosemead School of Psychology. Her research interests include social representations applied to diverse fields: positive organizational psychology, migration, human trafficking, and aging. She is an industrial-organizational psychologist and a social psychologist. Dryjanska is fluent in English, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Polish (her mother tongue).
Dryjanska is a member of both the American Psychological Association (APA) and the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP). She has received various professional awards, including the inaugural APA Division 1 Citizen Psychologist Award in 2020 for her work in human trafficking and intergenerational advocacy. She is a member of the International Affairs Committee of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and served as the Chair of the White Papers and Publications Subcommittee in 2021-2022. She was also a member of the APA Committee on Early Career Psychologists in 2021-2023.