• 1954 Citations
19992020

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Research Output

1999

Eating disorders and dieting behavior among australian and swazi university students

Stephens, N. M., Schumaker, J. F. & Sibiya, T. E., Apr 1 1999, In : Journal of Social Psychology. 139, 2, p. 153-158 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

24 Scopus citations
2007

Choice as an Act of Meaning: The Case of Social Class

Stephens, N. M., Markus, H. R. & Townsend, S. S. M., Nov 1 2007, In : Journal of personality and social psychology. 93, 5, p. 814-830 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

267 Scopus citations
2009

Why did they "choose" to stay? Perspectives of hurricane katrina observers and survivors

Stephens, N. M., Hamedani, M. G., Markus, H. R., Bergsieker, H. B. & Eloul, L., Jul 1 2009, In : Psychological Science. 20, 7, p. 878-886 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

86 Scopus citations
2010

Using culture to explain behavior: An integrative cultural approach

Shepherd, H. R. & Stephens, N. M., Dec 2010, In : Social Psychology Quarterly. 73, 4, p. 353-357 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations

When the world is colorblind, American Indians are invisible: A diversity science approach

Fryberg, S. A. & Stephens, N. M., Jun 16 2010, In : Psychological Inquiry. 21, 2, p. 115-119 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

24 Scopus citations
2011
47 Scopus citations

Stories of choice in India and the US

Savani, K., Stephens, N. M. & Markus, H. R., May 4 2011, In : Livemint.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The unanticipated interpersonal and societal consequences of choice: Victim Blaming and reduced support for the public good

Savani, K., Stephens, N. M. & Markus, H. R., Jun 1 2011, In : Psychological Science. 22, 6, p. 795-802 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

52 Scopus citations

When choice does not equal freedom: A sociocultural analysis of agency in working-class American contexts

Stephens, N. M., Fryberg, S. A. & Markus, H. R., 2011, In : Social Psychological and Personality Science. 2, 1, p. 33-41 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

77 Scopus citations
2012

A cultural mismatch: Independent cultural norms produce greater increases in cortisol and more negative emotions among first-generation college students

Stephens, N. M., Townsend, S. S. M., Markus, H. R. & Phillips, L. T., Nov 1 2012, In : Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 48, 6, p. 1389-1393 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

107 Scopus citations

A Road Map for an Emerging Psychology of Social Class

Kraus, M. W. & Stephens, N. M., Sep 1 2012, In : Social and Personality Psychology Compass. 6, 9, p. 642-656 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

85 Scopus citations

How the Media Frames the Immigration Debate: The Critical Role of Location and Politics

Fryberg, S. A., Stephens, N. M., Covarrubias, R., Markus, H. R., Carter, E. D., Laiduc, G. A. & Salido, A. J., Dec 1 2012, In : Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy. 12, 1, p. 96-112 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

67 Scopus citations

It's your choice: How the middle-class model of independence disadvantages working-class Americans.

Stephens, N. M., Fryberg, S. A. & Markus, H. R., Apr 1 2012, Facing social class: How societal rank influences interaction. Markus, H. R. & Fiske, S. T. (eds.). New York: Russell Sage Foundation, p. 87-106 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Social class disparities in health and education: Reducing inequality by applying a sociocultural self model of behavior

Stephens, N. M., Markus, H. R. & Fryberg, S. A., Dec 1 2012, In : Psychological Review. 119, 4, p. 723-744 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

104 Scopus citations

Unseen disadvantage: How American universities' focus on independence undermines the academic performance of first-generation college students

Stephens, N. M., Fryberg, S. A., Markus, H. R., Johnson, C. S. & Covarrubias, R., Jun 1 2012, In : Journal of personality and social psychology. 102, 6, p. 1178-1197 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

357 Scopus citations

Rank Is Not Enough: Why We Need a Sociocultural Perspective to Understand Social Class

Stephens, N. M. & Townsend, S. S. M., Jul 4 2013, In : Psychological Inquiry. 24, 2, p. 126-130 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

22 Scopus citations

Who Explains Hurricane Katrina and the Chilean Earthquake as an Act of God? The Experience of Extreme Hardship Predicts Religious Meaning-Making

Stephens, N. M., Fryberg, S. A., Markus, H. R. & Hamedani, M. Y. G., May 1 2013, In : Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. 44, 4, p. 606-619 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

33 Scopus citations
2014
200 Scopus citations

Lower Social Class Does Not (Always) Mean Greater Interdependence: Women in Poverty Have Fewer Social Resources Than Working-Class Women

Stephens, N. M., Cameron, J. S. & Townsend, S. S. M., Aug 2014, In : Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. 45, 7, p. 1061-1073 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Scopus citations

Social class culture cycles: How three gateway contexts shape selves and fuel inequality

Stephens, N. M., Markus, H. R. & Phillips, L. T., Jan 2014, In : Annual review of psychology. 65, p. 611-634 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

147 Scopus citations

Talk About Class

Stephens, N. M., Hamedani, M. G. & Destin, M. P., Mar 18 2014, In : Inside Higher Ed.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations
2015

A Difference-Education Intervention Equips First-Generation College Students to Thrive in the Face of Stressful College Situations

Stephens, N. M., Townsend, S. S. M., Hamedani, M. Y. G., Destin, M. & Manzo, V., Oct 1 2015, In : Psychological Science. 26, 10, p. 1556-1566 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

33 Scopus citations

Feeling at home in college: Fortifying school-relevant selves to reduce social class disparities in higher education

Stephens, N. M., Brannon, T. N., Markus, H. R. & Nelson, J. E., Jan 1 2015, In : Social Issues and Policy Review. 9, 1, p. 1-24 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

47 Scopus citations

How can financial incentives improve the success of disadvantaged college students? Insights from the social sciences

Stephens, N. M. & Townsend, S. S. M., Mar 24 2015, Decision Making for Student Success: Behavioral Insights to Improve College Access and Persistence. Taylor and Francis Inc., p. 63-78 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Scopus citations

The Norms That Drive Behavior: Implications for Cultural Mismatch Theory

Stephens, N. M. & Townsend, S. S. M., Nov 1 2015, In : Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. 46, 10, p. 1304-1306 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Scopus citations
2016
14 Scopus citations

Animal and human health is unlikely to be at risk when generations of sheep graze bauxite residue (Alkaloam®)-amended pastures

Laurence, M., Stephens, N. & Megirian, G., Jan 1 2016, In : Animal Production Science. 56, 12, p. 2074-2085 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

Beyond one-size-fits-all: Tailoring diversity approaches to the representation of social groups

Apfelbaum, E. P., Stephens, N. M. & Reagans, R. E., Oct 1 2016, In : Journal of personality and social psychology. 111, 4, p. 547-566 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

38 Scopus citations

Does Gender Raise The Ethical Bar? Exploring The Punishment Of Ethical Violations at Work

Kennedy, J., McDonnell, M. H. & Stephens, N. M., Mar 23 2016, 36 p.

Research output: Working paper

Empowerment Through Difference: A Scalable Difference-Education Intervention Closes the Social Class Achievement Gap

Townsend, S. S. M., Stephens, N. M., Smallets, S. & Hamedani, M. G., 2016, 46 p.

Research output: Working paper

2017

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Choice as an engine of analytic thought

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

7 Scopus 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

48 Scopus citations
2019

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

5 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

7 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

5 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Scopus citations
2020

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

4 Scopus citations

Achievement is not class-neutral: Working together benefits people from working-class contexts

Dittmann, A. G., Stephens, N. M. & Townsend, S. S. M., Sep 2020, In : Journal of personality and social psychology. 119, 3, p. 517-539 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

A Diversity Ideology Intervention: Multiculturalism Reduces the Racial Achievement Gap

Birnbaum, H. J., Stephens, N. M., Townsend, S. S. M. & Hamedani, M. Y. G., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle