Nicholas Aramovich

Nicholas Aramovich | Assistant Professor

  • California School of Professional Psychology

  • Organizational Psychology (PhD)
  • San Diego Campus

Research Interests

Group dynamics, teamwork, group decision-making and problem-solving, leadership and influence in teams, diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion in organizations, employees' perceptions of justice and fairness.


Nicholas P. Aramovich is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Psychology at the San Diego campus of the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. Dr. Aramovich teaches doctoral and master's students and advises doctoral dissertations. His research and professional interests involve understanding how teamwork, leadership, and group decision making affect organizational effectiveness. He is also interested in issues related to managing organizational diversity. Prior to joining Alliant, Dr. Aramovich spent three years on the teaching faculty of Harvard University where he was a two-time recipient of the Derek Bok Certificate of Teaching Excellence. He has worked outside of academia as a research analyst and as a human resources professional. He has a Master of Arts Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Colorado at Denver and a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago.


  • Ph.D., Social Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • B.S., Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.A., Social Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • M.A., I/O Psychology, University of Colorado at Denver


  • Advanced Statistics I
  • Group Processes and Team Interventions


  • Small Group Research Best Article of 2013-2014



Aramovich, N. P. (2014). The effect of stereotype threat on group versus individual performance. Small Group Research, 45, 176-197.


Chrobot-Mason, D., & Aramovich, N. P. (2013). The psychological benefits of creating an affirming climate for workplace diversity. Group & Organization Management, 38, 659-689.


Aramovich, N. P., & Larson, J. R. (2013). Strategic demonstration of problem solutions by groups: The effects of member preferences, confidence, and learning goals. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 122, 36-52.


Aramovich, N. P., Lytle, B. L., & Skitka, L. J. (2012). Opposing torture: Moral conviction and resistance to majority influence. Social Influence, 7, 21-34.


Skitka, L. J., Aramovich, N. P., Lytle, B. L., & Sargis, E. (2009). Knitting together an elephant: An integrative approach to understanding the psychology of justice reasoning. In D. R. Bobocel, A. C. Kay, M. P. Zanna, & J. M. Olson (Eds.), The psychology of justice and legitimacy: The Ontario symposium, Vol. 11 (pp. 1-26). Philadelphia, PA: Psychology Press


Skitka, L. J., Bauman, C.W., Aramovich, N. P., & Morgan. G. S. (2006). Confrontational and preventative policy responses to terrorism: Anger wants a fight and fear wants "them" to go away. Basic and Applied Social Psychology 28, 375-384.

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