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Liben, Lynn

Lynn S. Liben is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the Pennsylvania State University, USA. One focus of her work is on the development of gender and racial stereotypes and how these affect educational and occupational choices. A second focus is on spatial cognition, its development, and on how individual differences in spatial cognition relate to science education. Her work at the intersection of gender and space includes the study of sex-related differences in spatial skills, the gender gap in performance on the National Geographic Bee, and research that teaches spatial skills and examines its impact on science and math achievement and interest in STEM careers. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and has been a visiting scholar at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, CUNY, the University of Freiburg, and NYU.  She is currently President-Elect of the Society for Research in Child Development, former President of the Piaget Society and the Developmental Psychology Division of American Psychological Association (APA), and past Editor of Child Development and the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. She is a Fellow of APA, APS, and AERA, and her research has been funded by NSF, NICHD, NIE, and the National Geographic Society.

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