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Nicole Else-Quest, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Associate Chair


Contact Information:


Office:       Math/Psychology 325

Phone:      410.455.3704

Fax:           410.455.1055

Lab:           Sondheim 507BL

Phone:      410.455.3081



Graduate Research and Training Opportunities:

YES,  Accepting new ADP and HSP CASP track only students for Fall 2016

Undergraduate Research and Training Opportunities:

YES,  Undergraduate opportunities available.


Ph.D. – University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2006.

Area of Study:

Gender development, emotion, math and science attitudes and achievement, disease-related stigma, ethnicity, intersectionality, financial well-being

Courses Taught:

Lifespan Development (PSYC 306)

Psychology of Aging (PSYC 307)

Psychology of Women (PSYC/GWST 357)

Research Methods (PSYC 710)

Graduate Program Affiliation(s):

Applied Developmental Psychology

Leadership roles in the Department/College/University:

Associate Chair, Psychology department

Research Interests:

I use multiple methods – including longitudinal studies, meta-analysis, behavioral observations and surveys – in my research on gender differences in emotions and attitudes about the self (e.g., self-efficacy), and the factors that explain variations in those gender differences.  With my longitudinal study, the Philadelphia Adolescent Life Study, my students and I explore ethnic variations in gender differences about academics and gender roles, as well as the parental socialization of ethnic identity

Selected Publications:

Else-Quest, N. M., & Morse, E. (2015).  Parental ethnic socialization and adolescent ethnic identity among four ethnic groups.  Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 21, 54-64.

Hyde, J. S., & Else-Quest, N. M. (2013). Half the Human Experience (8th Edition). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Cengage.

Else-Quest, N. M., Mineo, C. C., & Higgins, A.  (2013).  Math and science attitudes and achievement at the intersection of gender and ethnicity.  Psychology of Women Quarterly, 37, 293-309.

Else-Quest, N. M., Higgins, A., Allison, C., & Morton, L. C.  (2012).  Gender differences in self-conscious emotional experience: A meta-analysis.  Psychological Bulletin, 138, 947-981.

Else-Quest, N. M., & Grabe, S.  (2012).  The political is personal: Measurement and application of nation-level indicators of gender equity in psychological research.  Psychology of Women Quarterly, 36, 131-144.

Else-Quest, N. M., Hyde, J. S., & Linn, M. C.  (2010).  Cross-national patterns of gender differences in mathematics achievement, attitudes, & affect: A meta-analysis.  Psychological Bulletin, 136, 103-127.

Else-Quest, N. M., Hyde, J. S., Goldsmith, H. H., & Van Hulle, C.  (2006).  Gender differences in temperament: A meta-analysis.  Psychological Bulletin, 132, 33-72.