Alice Eagly Professor

Program Area(s):



Gender, leadership, stereotyping; attitudes

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., Baron, R. M., & Hamilton, V. L. (Eds.). (2004). The social psychology of group identity and social conflict: Theory, application, and practice. Washington, DC: APA Books.

Eagly, A. H., Beall, A., & Sternberg, R. S. (Eds.). (2004). The psychology of gender (2nd ed.). New York: Guilford Press.


Eagly, A. H., & Wood, W. (2013). The nature–nurture debates: 25 years of challenges in understanding the psychology of gender. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 8, 340-357.

Eagly, A. H., & Riger, S. (2014). Feminism and psychology: Critiques of methods and epistemology. American Psychologist, 69, 685-702.

Koenig, A. M., & Eagly, A. H. (2014). Evidence for the social role theory of stereotype content: Observations of groups’ roles shape stereotypes. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 107, 371-392.

Miller, D. I., Eagly, A. H., & Linn, M. C. (2015). Women’s representation in science predicts national gender-science stereotypes: Evidence from 66 nations. Journal of Educational Psychology. Advance online publication in 2014.

Wood, W., & Eagly, A. H. (2015). Two traditions of research on gender identity. Sex Roles. Advance online publication.


Wood, W., & Eagly, A. H. (2012). Biosocial construction of sex differences and similarities in behavior. In J. M. Olson & M. P. Zanna (Eds.), Advances in experimental social psychology (Vol. 46, pp. 55-123). London, UK: Elsevier.

Eagly, A. H. (2013). Women as leaders: Leadership style versus leaders’ values and attitudes. In R. J. Ely & A. J. C. Cuddy (Eds.), Gender and work: Challenging conventional wisdom. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press.

Eagly, A. H. (2013). Science and politics: A reconsideration. In M. K. Ryan & N. R. Branscombe (Eds.), Sage handbook of gender and psychology (pp. 11-28). London, England: Sage.

Johnson, B. T., & Eagly, A. H. (2014). Meta-analysis of research in social and personality psychology. .In In C. M. Judd & H. T. Reis (Eds.), Handbook of research methods in social and personality psychology. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Eagly, A. H., & Antonakis, J. (2015). Leadership. In M. Mikulincer, P. R. Shaver, E. Borgida, & J. A. Bargh (Eds.), APA handbooks in psychology. APA handbook of personality and social psychology, Vol. 1. Attitudes and social cognition (pp. 571-592). Washington, DC: APA Books.

Eagly, A. H., Gartzia, L., & Carli, L. L. (2014). Female advantage: Revisited. In S. Kumra, R. Simpson, & R. Burke (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of gender in organizations. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.