Ariana Orvell

Orvell PhotoI am a Research Fellow at the University of Michigan studying how shifts in language, perspective and context can reflect and promote psychological processes—from emotion regulation, to persuasion to identity conflict.

My primary training is in Social and Developmental Psychology, but I integrate theories from Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Psycholinguistics to develop integrative models of the questions I ask. I also use a variety of tools (e.g., experiments, linguistic analysis, Experience Sampling Methodology) to enrich my understanding of how a phenomenon operates across multiple levels of analysis.

You can learn more about my research by exploring the drop-down menu above. To connect, please email me: aorvell[at]