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Her research explores the ways in which the social world systematically influences how people understand themselves and their actions with specific focus on how social class, race, ethnicity, and gender shape people's everyday life experiences, as well as important life outcomes such as educational attainment and health.

Education/Academic qualification

Social Psychology, PhD, Stanford University

… → 2009

Social Psychology, MA, Stanford University

… → 2007

Psychology, BA, Williams College

… → 2002

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Grants 2017 2019

working class
social class
middle class

Research Output 1999 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)

Difference Matters: Teaching Students a Contextual Theory of Difference Can Help Them Succeed

Stephens, N., Hamedani, M. Y. G. & Townsend, S. S. M., Mar 1 2019, In : Perspectives on Psychological Science. 14, 2, p. 156-174 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Justice
2 Citations (Scopus)

Empowerment Through Difference: An Online Difference-Education Intervention Closes the Social Class Achievement Gap

Townsend, S. S. M., Stephens, N., Smallets, S. & Hamedani, M. Y. G., Jul 1 2019, In : Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. 45, 7, p. 1068-1083 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Class
Power (Psychology)
3 Citations (Scopus)

Should Job Applicants Be Excited or Calm? the Role of Culture and Ideal Affect in Employment Settings

Bencharit, L. Z., Ho, Y. W., Fung, H. H., Yeung, D. Y., Stephens, N., Rainer, R. C. & Tsai, J. L., Apr 1 2019, In : Emotion. 19, 3, p. 377-401 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hong Kong
Internship and Residency
Cultural Diversity
4 Citations (Scopus)

Social-Class Disparities in Higher Education and Professional Workplaces: The Role of Cultural Mismatch

Stephens, N., Townsend, S. S. M. & Dittmann, A. G., Feb 1 2019, In : Current Directions in Psychological Science. 28, 1, p. 67-73 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Professional Education
Social Class

Award for distinguished scientific early career contributions to psychology: Nicole M. Stephens

Stephens, N., Dec 1 2017, In : American Psychologist. 72, 9, p. 910-912 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Psychological Theory
Social Theory