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Research Interests

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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Research Output 1999 2017

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Psychological Theory
Social Theory

Choice as an engine of analytic thought

Savani, K., Stephens, N. M. & Markus, H. R., Sep 1 2017, In : Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. 146, 9, p. 1234-1246 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Choice Behavior
Self Report
3 Citations
Social Class
3 Citations

Interventions aimed at closing the social class achievement gap: changing individuals, structures, and construals

Dittmann, A. G. & Stephens, N. M., Dec 1 2017, In : Current Opinion in Psychology. 18, p. 111-116 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Social Class
Social Mobility
18 Citations

The Experience of Low-SES Students in Higher Education: Psychological Barriers to Success and Interventions to Reduce Social-Class Inequality

Jury, M., Smeding, A., Stephens, N. M., Nelson, J. E., Aelenei, C. & Darnon, C., Mar 1 2017, In : Journal of Social Issues. 73, 1, p. 23-41 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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social status