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Alice Eagly

Emeritus Professor

Research Interests

The psychology of gender, especially sex differences in similarities in leadership, prosocial behavior, aggression, partner preferences, and sociopolitical attitudes. The content of stereotypes. Social role theory as a theory of sex differences and simlarities and of the origins of sex differences in social behavior. Attitude theory and research, especially attitudinal selectivity in information processing

Selected Publications


Eagly, A. H., & Carli, L. L. (2007). Through the labyrinth: The truth about how women become leaders. Boston: Harvard Business School Press. (see jacket image above)

Eagly, A. H., & Sczesny, S. (Eds.). (2019). Gender roles in the future? Theoretical foundations and future research directions. Research topic in Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01965   


Bosak, J., Eagly, A. H., Diekman, A. M., & Sczesny, S. (2018). Women and men of the past, present, and future: Evidence of dynamic gender stereotypes in Ghana. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 49, 115-129.

Eagly, A. H. (2018). Some leaders come from nowhere: Their success is uneven. Journal of Social Issues, 74, 184-196.

Miller, D. I., Nolla, K. M., Eagly, A. H., & Uttal, D. H. (2018). The development of children's gender‐science stereotypes: A meta‐analysis of 5 decades of us draw‐a‐scientist studies. Child Development, 89, 1943-1955.

Stockdale, M. X., & Eagly, A. H. (2018). Beyond representation of women in I-O to producing gender-inclusive knowledge. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 11.

Eagly, A. H. (2018). The shaping of science by ideology: How feminism inspired, led, and constrained scientific understanding of sex and gender. Journal of Social Issues, 74, 1-18.

Koenig, A. M., & Eagly, A. H. (2019). Typical roles and intergroup relations shape stereotypes: How understanding social structure clarifies the origins of stereotype content. Social Psychology Quarterly, 82, 205–230.

Eagly, A. H., Nater, C., Miller, D. I., Kaufmann, M., & Sczesny, S. (2020). Gender stereotypes have changed: A cross-temporal meta-analysis of US public opinion polls from 1946 to 2018. American Psychologist, 75, 301-315.

Gustafsson  Sendén, M., Eagly, A. H., & Sczesny, S. (2020). Of caring nurses and assertive police officers: Social role information overrides gender stereotypes in linguistic behavior. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 11(6), 743-751.



Carli, L. L., & Eagly, A. H. (2017). Leadership and gender. In J. Antonakis & D. Day (Eds.), The nature of leadership (3rd ed., pp. 244-271). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Eagly, A. H. (2018). Making a difference: Feminist scholarship. (2018). In C. B. Gravis & J. W. White (Eds.), Handbook of the psychology of women (Vol. 1, pp. 91-108). Washington, DC: APA Books.

Sczesny, S., Nater, C., & Eagly, A. H. (2019). Agency and communion: Their implications for gender stereotypes and gender identities (pp. 103-116). In A. Abele & B. Wojcixzke (Eds.), Agency and communion in social psychology. New York: Routledge.