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Weisgram, Erica

Erica S. Weisgram is an Associate Professor of Psychology at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Her work focuses broadly on gender development in children, adolescents, and young adults. Her work examines how gender and gender-related factors (e.g., stereotypes, values, familial roles) affect individuals’ occupational and academic interests. She continues to examine girls’ and women’s interest in nontraditional occupations—specifically interest in STEM careers. One aspect of this line of research is investigating the mechanisms that contribute to effective STEM intervention programs. She is currently investigating the role of altruistic and communal values and goals in girls’ and women’s interest in STEM careers and the link to perceptions and stereotypes of STEM careers.

Her work has been presented at the Gender Development Research Conference, Society for Research in Child Development, and Association for Psychological Science conferences among others. In addition, her research has been published in top journals in the field of developmental psychology (Child Development, Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology) and Gender Psychology (Sex Roles, Psychology of Women Quarterly).

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