I am interested in both theoretical and applied issues related to gender stereotypes. I am currently working on projects related to essentialist ideas about gender differences, which concern whether individuals think that gender differences are largely the result of biological or environmental factors. I have also conducted research looking at perceptions of parental leave policies and shifts in "good mother" and "good father" stereotypes. I have taught courses on Stereotypes and Prejudice in my faculty positions as well as courses in Introductory Psychology, Social Psychology, Statistics, Methods, and Group Identity.
- Gender Psychology
- Intergroup Relations
- Prejudice and Stereotyping
- Self and Identity
- Coleman, J. M., & Hong, Y. Y. (2008). Beyond nature and nurture: The influence of lay gender theories on self-stereotyping. Self & Identity, 7(1), 34-53.
- Hong, Y. Y., Coleman, J. M., Chan, G., Wong, R. Y. M., Hansen, I. G., Chiu, C-y., Lee, S., Tong, Y., & Fu, H. Y. (2004). Predicting prejudice: The interactive role of implicit theory and social identity. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 30(8), 1035-1047.
- Pickett, C. L., Bonner, B. L., & Coleman, J. M. (2002). Motivated self-stereotyping: Heightened assimilation and differentiation needs result in increased levels of self-stereotyping. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 82, 543-562.
- Roese, N. M., Pennington, G. L., Coleman, J. M., Janicki, M., Li, N. P., & Kenrick, D. T. (2006). Sex differences in regret: All for love or some for lust? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32(6), 770-780.
- Introductory Psychology
- Psychology of Women
- Social Psychology
- Social Psychology and Group Dynamics
- Stereotypes and Prejudice
- Phone: (847) 330-4516
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