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.
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.
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