• 1836 Citations

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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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  • Research Output

    Access Is Not Enough: Cultural Mismatch Persists to Limit First-Generation Students' Opportunities for Achievement Throughout College

    Phillips, L. T., Stephens, N. M., Townsend, S. S. M. & Goudeau, S., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of personality and social psychology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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

    Stephens, N. M., 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

  • 3 Scopus citations

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

    Townsend, S. S. M., Stephens, N. M., 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

  • 6 Scopus citations

    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. M., Rainer, R. C. & Tsai, J. L., Apr 2019, In : Emotion. 19, 3, p. 377-401 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 4 Scopus citations

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

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

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  • 7 Scopus citations