Dr. Amber M. Ingram

Lecturer of Psychology

Dr. Amber M. Ingram is a developmental psychologist who joined Mercer University in fall 2022. Her research revolves around adolescent social development, with a particular focus on peer relationships and civic engagement. Dr. Ingram also has a strong interest in foster children’s social experiences. She teaches Introduction to Psychology, Child and Adolescent Psychology, Lifespan Development, and Abnormal Psychology.


  • Ph.D., Developmental Psychology (minor in Statistics), The University of Alabama
  • M.A., Developmental Psychology, The University of Alabama
  • B.A. Psychology, The University of Alabama


Developmental psychology

Professional Interests

Dr. Ingram’s current research investigates the motivation behind youth civic engagement and the influential role of parents and peers. Another part of her research examines how perceptions of closeness between friends and rivals influences friendship jealousy in early adolescence. In the near future, she is hoping to study the prevalence of jealousy in cross-sex friendships where romantic attraction is present.

Contact Dr. Amber M. Ingram

(478) 301-2973
Office: Willet Science Center, Room 126