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Shibley-Hyde, Janet

Janet Shibley Hyde, Ph.D., is the Helen Thompson Woolley Professor of Psychology and of Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Wisconsin--Madison, USA.  Her research has focused particularly on gender and STEM.  Her meta-analyses of research on gender differences and similarities in mathematics performance have appeared in Science (2008) and Psychological Bulletin (2010). In the Moms and Math Project, she studied mother-child interactions while working challenging math problems at ages 11 and 13. These families have been followed longitudinally in the Wisconsin Study of Families and Work and are now being studied in the Utility Value Project, jointly with Dr. Judith Harackiewicz. In this project, a randomized experiment was conducted in which parents were given brochures and a website with information on the utility value of mathematics and science for their children, along with information about how to talk with adolescents about course selection and careers. Results are forthcoming.

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