Janet Shibley Hyde

Helen Thompson Woolley Professor and Director, Center for Research on Gender and Women


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Janet Hyde

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Curriculum Vita

My research falls in the areas of psychology of women, human sexuality, and gender development.  One current project investigates the emergence of the gender difference in depression in adolescence, working with a longitudinal study, the Wisconsin Study of Families and Work, www.wsfw.us.  Another current project, funded by the National Science Foundation, uses meta-analysis to analyze research on gender differences and similarities in mathematics performance.

Gender & Women’s Studies Courses:

GWS/PSY 522: Psychology of Women  (undergraduate)
PSY/GWS 743: Psychology of Women  (graduate)

Selected Publications:

Hyde, J. S., Mezulis, A. H., & Abramson, L. Y. (2008). The ABCs of depression: Integrating affective, biological and cognitive models to explain the emergence of the gender difference in depression.  Psychological Review, 115, 291-313.

Hyde, J. S., Lindberg, S. M., Linn, M. C., Ellis, A., & Williams, C. (2008). Gender similarities characterize math performance. Science, 321, 494-495.

Hyde, J. S. & Mertz, J. (2009). Gender, culture, and math.  PNAS, 106, 8801-8807.

Petersen, J. L. & Hyde, J. S. (2010). A meta-analytic review of research on gender differences in sexuality: 1993 to 2007. Psychological Bulletin, 136, 21-38.

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

Halpern, Diane F., Eliot, Lise, Bigler, Rebecca s., Fabes, Richard A., Hanish, Laura D., Hyde, J. S., Liben, Lynn S., Martin, Carol Lynn (2011) The Pseudoscience of Single-Sex Schooling, Science, 333, 1706-1707