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.


Koenig, A. M., Eagly, A. H., Mitchell, A. A., & Ristikari, T. (2011). Are leader stereotypes masculine? A meta-analysis of three research paradigms. Psychological Bulletin, 137, 616-642.

Bosak, J., Sczesny, S., & Eagly, A. H. (2012). The impact of social roles on trait judgments: A critical re-examination. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36, 429-440.

Eagly, A. H., Eaton, A., Rose, S., Riger, S., & McHugh, M. (2012). Feminism and psychology: Analysis of a half-century of research on women and gender. American Psychologist, 67, 211-230.

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., & Wood, W. (2012). Social role theory. In P. van Lange, A. Kruglanski, & E. T. Higgins (Eds.), Handbook of theories in social psychology (pp. 458-476) Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Carli, L. L., & Eagly, A. H. (2012). Leadership and gender. In J. Antonakis & D. Day (Eds.), The nature of leadership (2nd ed., pp. 417-476). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Eagly, A. H. (2012). Women as leaders: Progress through the labyrinth. In S. Wiley, G. Philogḗne, & T. A. Revenson (Eds.), Social categories in everyday experience (pp. 63-82). Washington, DC.: APA Books.

Eagly, A. H. (2013). Women as leaders: Paths through the labyrinth. In M. C. Bligh & R. Riggio (Eds.). Exploring distance in leader-follower relationships: When near is far and far is near (pp. 191-214) New York, NY: Routledge.

Eagly, A. H. (2012). Science, feminism, and the psychology of investigating gender. In R. W. Proctor & E. J. Capaldi (Eds.), Psychology of science: Implicit and explicit reasoning (pp. 267-288). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

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.