Syed Muhammad Omar

Syed Muhammad Omar
  • Graduate Student


Advisor: Dr. Glenn Adams

Research Lab: Cultural Psychology Research Group

I am interested in exploring the role of sociocultural factors play in the different ways people conceptualize and think about proximal, observable, impacts of climate change and the more distal, unobservable, impacts of climate devastation. Further, climate devastation’s disproportionate manifestation (between the Global South and North) is contingent on the historic development of capitalist-imperialism.


B.S. in Psychology, University of Florida, 2019
M.A. in Psychology, University of Kansas, 2023


My goals are to explain the identity-oriented motivations of Eurocentric climate activism and develop interventions for an internationalist activism which is historically salient.

Selected Publications

Adams, G., & Omar, S. M. (in prep). Critical Race Psychology: Confronting Race-evasive Ignorance in Standard Pedagogy of Hegemonic Psychology. Journal of Social Issues.

Osei-Tutu, A., Adams, G., Dzokoto, V., Affram, A. A., Kenin, A., Vural, N., & Omar, S. M. (2022). Conception and experience of well-being in two Ghanaian samples: Implications for Positive Psychology. International Journal of Wellbeing, 12(4), 51-64.

Wilhelm, B. S., Lynne, S. D., Mosley, D. V., Davison, E. M., Omar, S. M., Counts, T. M., & Graber, J. A. (2021). “Binaries do not exist!” measuring gender identity among diverse rural middle-school youth. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity. Advance online publication.