Alice Eagly
Alice Eagly

James Padilla Chair of Arts and Sciences
Professor of Psychology, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences
Faculty Fellow of Institute for Policy Research
Department Chair of Psychology
Professor of Management & Organizations (Courtesy)

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Alice Eagly is a social psychologist who has published widely on the psychology of attitudes, especially attitude change and attitude structure. She is equally devoted to the study of gender and social behavior. In both of these areas, she has carried out primary research and meta-analyses of research literature. She is the author of Sex Differences in Social Behavior: A Social Role Interpretation, The Psychology of Attitudes with co-author Shelly Chaiken, and Through the Labyrinth: The Truth About How Women Become Leaders with co-author Linda L. Carli. Eagly also is the author of numerous journal articles and chapters in her research specialties.

Previously, she taught at Michigan State University, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Purdue University. She has served as president of the Midwestern Psychological Association, president of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, chair of the Board of Scientific Affairs of the American Psychological Association, and chair of the Executive Committee of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology.

She has received several awards, including the Gold Medal from American Psychological Foundation Life Achievement in the Science of Psychology, Interamerican Psychologist Award for contributions to psychology as a science and profession in the Americas; the Carolyn Wood Sherif Award for contributions to the psychology of women as scholar, mentor, teacher, and leader; the Donald Campbell Award for Distinguished Contribution to Social Psychology; the Distinguished Scientist Award of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology; and a citation as Distinguished Leader for Women in Psychology.

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Doctoris Philosophiae Honoris Causa, 2012, Erasmus University
Doctoris Philosophiae Honoris Causa, 2011, University of Bern
Ph. D., 1965, Social Psychology, University of Michigan
M.A., 1963, Psychology, University of Michigan
A.B., 1960, Social Relations, Radcliffe College, Harvard University, Summa Cum Laude

Academic Positions
Professor of Psychology, Northwestern University, 1995-present
Fellow, American Academy in Berlin, 2011-2011
Distinguished Visiting Professor of Psychology, University of Southern California, 2009-2010
Visiting Researcher, Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, 2005-2006
Visiting Scholar, Henry A. Murray Research Center of Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, 1998-1995
Visiting Professor of Psychology, University of Tuebingen, 1991-1992
Professor of Psychology, Purdue University, 1980-1995
Visiting Associate Professor of Social Psychology, Harvard University, 1974-1975
Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Illinois, 1970-1971
Assistant to Associate to Full Professor of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, 1967-1980
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Michigan State University, 1965-1967

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