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Alice Eagly

Alice Eagly

I am a social psychologist whose interests are mainly in two areas: the psychology of gender and the psychology of attitudes. I am especially interested in sex differences and similarities in leadership, prosocial behavior, aggression, partner preferences, and sociopolitical attitudes. My research has examined the content of stereotypes, attitudinal selectivity in information processing, social role theory as a theory of sex differences and similarities, and the origins of sex differences in social behavior.

Primary Interests:

  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Gender Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Research Methods, Assessment

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Journal Articles:

  • Eagly, A. H. (2009). The his and hers of prosocial behavior: An examination of the social psychology of gender. American Psychologist, 64, 644-658.
  • Eagly, A. H., & Chin, J. (2010). Diversity and leadership in a changing world. American Psychologist , 65, 216-224.
  • Eagly, A. H., & Wood, W. (2011). Feminism and the evolution of sex differences and similarities. Sex Roles, 64, 758-767.
  • Fetterolf, J., & Eagly, A. H. (2011). Do young women expect gender equality in their future lives? An answer from a possible selves experiment.Sex Roles, 65, 83-93.
  • Koenig, A. M., Eagly, A. H., Mitchell, A. A., & Ristikari, T. (2011). Are leader stereotypes masculine? A meta-analysis of three research paradigms. Psychological Bulletin, 137, 616-642. doi:10.1037/a0023557
  • Vinkenburg, C. J., van Engen, M. L., Eagly, A. H., & Johannesen-Schmidt, M. C. (2011). An exploration of stereotypical beliefs about leadership styles: Is transformational leadership a route to women's promotion? The Leadership Quarterly, 22, 10-21.

Other Publications:

  • Carli, L. L., & Eagly, A. H. (2012). Leadership and gender. In J. Antonakis & D. Day (Eds.), The nature of leadership (2nd ed., pp. 417-476). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Carli, L. L., & Eagly, A. H. (2011). Gender and leadership. In D. Collinson, A. Bryman, K. Grint, B. Jackson, & M. Uhl Bien (Eds.), Sage handbook of leadership (pp. 269-285). London: Sage Publications.
  • Wood, A. H., & Eagly, A. H. (2010). Gender. In S. Fiske, D. Gilbert, & G. Lindzey (Eds.), Handbook of social psychology (5th ed., Vol. 1, pp. 629-667). New York: Wiley.

Courses Taught:

  • Gender and Leadership
  • Meta-Analysis
  • Psychology of Attitudes
  • Psychology of Gender
  • Phone: (847) 467-5026
  • Fax: (847) 491-7859

Alice Eagly
Department of Psychology
Northwestern University
2029 Sheridan Road
Evanston, Illinois 60208-2710
United States of America

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