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Psychology Department Spring Colloquium
Monday, April 14, 2014
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Men Are from Earth, Women Are from Earth: Science vs. the Media on Gender Differences
Speaker: Dr. Janet Shibley Hyde, Ph.D.
Helen Thompson Woolley Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies, University of Wisconsin
Janet Shibley Hyde is Helen Thompson Woolley Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies at the University of Wisconsin, USA. She earned her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. She is perhaps best known for her meta-analyses of research on gender differences, including gender differences in mathematics performance (Science, 2008; Psychological Bulletin, 2010), sexuality (2010), self-esteem (1999), and temperament (2006). Based on these and other meta-analyses, she proposed the Gender Similarities Hypothesis in 2005. Current work focuses on the emergence of gender differences in depression in adolescence, as well as an evaluation of the effectiveness of single-sex compared with coed schooling. Since 1990 she has been co-director of the Wisconsin Study of Families and Work, www.wsfw.us. Prof. Hyde is the author of two undergraduate textbooks, Half the Human Experience: The Psychology of Women (8th ed., Cengage) and Understanding Human Sexuality (12th ed., McGraw-Hill). A fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, she has won numerous awards, including the Heritage Award from the Society for the Psychology of Women for her career contributions to research on the psychology of women and gender.