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2011 Edwards Psychology Lecture #1: Gender Stereotypes - How They Discourage Unconventional Career Choices and Limit Opportunities
Kane Hall Room 120

Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Speakers: Sapna Cheryan, Alice Eagly

Women continue to be underrepresented in the sciences and engineering and in leadership positions within politics and business despite considerable gains made in other areas over the last few decades. Drs. Cheryan and Eagly examine the social and structural obstacles that contribute to this underrepresentation. They also will share promising individual strategies and institutional interventions that promote gender equality in traditionally male-dominated domains.

About the speakers

Sapna Cheryan, Assistant Professor, UW Department of Psychology
Dr. Cheryan received her PhD in psychology from Stanford University and did her undergraduate work at Northwestern University. She is the primary investigator with the Stereotypes, Identity and Belonging Lab (SIBL) at UW, which is interested in understanding how people's choices and behaviors are shaped by cultural factors, such as stereotypes and social identity.

Some web resources about Dr. Cheryan include:

Dr. Sapna Cheryan, 2011 Edwards Psychology Lecture Series

Alice Eagly, Professor of Social Psychology, Northwestern University Department of Psychology
Dr. Eagly has published widely on the psychology of attitudes, especially attitude change and attitude structure. She is equally devoted to the study of gender and social behavior.

Publications include:

  • Sex Differences in Social Behavior: A Social Role Interpretation
  • The Psychology of Attitudes with co-author Shelly Chaiken
  • Through the Labyrinth: The Truth About How Women Become Leaders with co-author Linda L. Carli

Web resources include:

Dr. Alice Eagly, 2011 Edwards Psychology Lecture Series


Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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