Associate Professor and Associate Chair
Office: Math/Psychology 325
Lab: Sondheim 507BL
Graduate Research and Training Opportunities:
YES Accepting new graduate students for Fall 2015
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
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
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
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.