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Bigler, Rebecca

Rebecca S. Bigler is Professor of Psychology and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She studies the causes and consequences of social stereotyping and prejudice among children, with a particular focus on gender and racial attitudes. She has studied the consequences of gender and racial stereotypes on children’s educational and occupational choices and achievements. She has also worked to develop and test intervention strategies aimed at reducing children’s stereotyping and biases. Her work has appeared in top journals in the field of developmental psychology (Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, Developmental Psychology), and has been covered by major U.S. media outlets (Newsweek, NBC Dateline). Her recent work examines the effect of single-sex schooling on girls’ academic performance and gender role development, as well the roles of gender and race in civic engagement.

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