The Future of Women in Psychological Science

  • June Gruber (Creator)
  • Jane Mendle (Creator)
  • Kristen A. Lindquist (Creator)
  • Toni Schmader (Creator)
  • L. Clark (Creator)
  • Eliza Bliss-Moreau (Creator)
  • Modupe Akinola (Contributor)
  • Lauren Y. Atlas (Creator)
  • Deanna M. Barch (Creator)
  • Lisa Feldman Barrett (Creator)
  • Jessica L. Borelli (Creator)
  • Tiffany N. Brannon (Creator)
  • Silvia A. Bunge (Creator)
  • Belinda Campos (Creator)
  • Jessica Cantlon (Creator)
  • Rona Carter (Creator)
  • Adrienne R. Carter-Sowell (Creator)
  • Serena Chen (Creator)
  • Michelle G. Craske (Creator)
  • Amy J.C. Cuddy (Creator)
  • Alia J. Crum (Creator)
  • Lila Davachi (Creator)
  • Angela L. Duckworth (Creator)
  • Sunny J. Dutra (Creator)
  • Naomi I. Eisenberger (Creator)
  • Melissa Ferguson (Creator)
  • Brett Q. Ford (Creator)
  • Barbara L. Fredrickson (Creator)
  • Sherryl Goodman (Creator)
  • Alison Gopnik (Creator)
  • Valerie Purdie Greenaway (Creator)
  • Kate L. Harkness (Creator)
  • Michelle Hebl (Contributor)
  • Wendy Heller (Creator)
  • Jill Hooley (Creator)
  • Lily Jampol (Creator)
  • Sheri L. Johnson (Creator)
  • Jutta Joormann (Creator)
  • Katherine D. Kinzler (Creator)
  • Hedy Kober (Creator)
  • Ann M. Kring (Creator)
  • E. Levy Paluck (Creator)
  • Tania Lombrozo (Creator)
  • Stella F. Lourenco (Creator)
  • Kateri McRae (Contributor)
  • Joan K. Monin (Creator)
  • Judith Tedlie Moskowitz (Creator)
  • Misaki N. Natsuaki (Creator)
  • Gabriele Oettingen (Creator)
  • Jennifer H. Pfeifer (Creator)
  • Nicole Prause (Creator)
  • Darby E. Saxbe (Creator)
  • Pamela K. Smith (Creator)
  • B. A. Spellman (Creator)
  • Virginia E. Sturm (Creator)
  • Bethany A. Teachman (Creator)
  • Renee J. Thompson (Creator)
  • Lauren M. Weinstock (Creator)
  • Lisa A. Williams (Creator)
  • Jessica Cantlon (Creator)



There has been extensive discussion about gender gaps in representation and career advancement in the sciences. However, psychological science itself has yet to be the focus of discussion or systematic review, despite our field’s investment in questions of equity, status, well-being, gender bias, and gender disparities. In the present article, we consider 10 topics relevant for women’s career advancement in psychological science. We focus on issues that have been the subject of empirical study, discuss relevant evidence within and outside of psychological science, and draw on established psychological theory and social-science research to begin to chart a path forward. We hope that better understanding of these issues within the field will shed light on areas of existing gender gaps in the discipline and areas where positive change has happened, and spark conversation within our field about how to create lasting change to mitigate remaining gender differences in psychological science.
Date made available2020
PublisherSAGE Journals
  • The Future of Women in Psychological Science

    Gruber, J., Mendle, J., Lindquist, K. A., Schmader, T., Clark, L. A., Bliss-Moreau, E., Akinola, M., Atlas, L., Barch, D. M., Barrett, L. F., Borelli, J. L., Brannon, T. N., Bunge, S. A., Campos, B., Cantlon, J., Carter, R., Carter-Sowell, A. R., Chen, S., Craske, M. G., Cuddy, A. J. C., & 39 othersCrum, A., Davachi, L., Duckworth, A. L., Dutra, S. J., Eisenberger, N. I., Ferguson, M., Ford, B. Q., Fredrickson, B. L., Goodman, S. H., Gopnik, A., Greenaway, V. P., Harkness, K. L., Hebl, M., Heller, W., Hooley, J., Jampol, L., Johnson, S. L., Joormann, J., Kinzler, K. D., Kober, H., Kring, A. M., Paluck, E. L., Lombrozo, T., Lourenco, S. F., McRae, K., Monin, J. K., Moskowitz, J. T., Natsuaki, M. N., Oettingen, G., Pfeifer, J. H., Prause, N., Saxbe, D., Smith, P. K., Spellman, B. A., Sturm, V., Teachman, B. A., Thompson, R. J., Weinstock, L. M. & Williams, L. A., May 2021, In: Perspectives on Psychological Science. 16, 3, p. 483-516 34 p.

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