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. (2016). When passionate advocates meet research on diversity, does the honest broker stand a chance? Journal of Social Issues, 72, 199-222.

Carli, L. L., & Eagly, A. H. (2016). Women face a labyrinth: An examination of metaphors for women leaders. Gender in Management, 31, 514-527.

Eagly, A. H. (2016). Has the psychology of women stopped playing handmaiden to social values? Feminism & Psychology, 26, 282-291.

Eagly, A. H. & Miller, D. (2016). Scientific eminence: Where are the women? Perspectives in Psychological Science, 11, 899–904.

Lord, R. G., Day, D., Zaccaro; S., Avolio, B., & Eagly, A. H. (2017). Leadership in applied psychology: Three waves of theory and research. Journal of Applied Psychology, 102(3), 434-451.

Eagly, A. H., & Wood. W. (2017). Gender identity: Nature and nurture working together. Evolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture, 1, 59-62.

Eagly, A. H., & Wood, W. (2017). Janet Taylor Spence: Innovator in the study of gender. Sex Roles.


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). 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., 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.

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

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