The annual Siderits Gender and Sexuality Speaker Series will be held on Thursday, April 19, at 3:30 p.m. in Cudahy Hall 001. Dr. Alice Eagly, professor of psychology at Northwestern University, will present “How Can Stereotypes Be So Accurate Yet So Wrong?”
Eagly studies the psychology of gender, with particular focus on differences and similarities in leadership, prosocial behavior, aggression, partner preferences, and sociopolitical attitudes. She uses social role theory to examine sex differences and similarities and to understand better the origins of sex differences in social behavior. She has authored numerous publications on these topics and is the lead author of several books on women leaders, the social psychology of group identity and social conflict, and the textbook “The Psychology of Gender” (Guilford).
The event is hosted by the Department of Psychology. Dr. Mary Anne Siderits is a long-time faculty member in the department with a great interest in gender and sexuality issues.