Assistant Professor of Psychology
- Women's, Gender, Sexuality Studies
- Ph.D., Penn State University
- M.S., Penn State University
- B.A., Lawrence University
302 Landrum Bolling Center
Mondays from 10:00 to 11:30 (or by appointment)
Fall 2012 PSYC 356: Psychology of Prejudice PSYC/WGSS 368: Human Sexuality PSYC 486: Comprehensive Research Project Courses Taught at Earlham Introduction to Psychology, Social Psychology, Psychology of Prejudice, Psychology of Women, Human Sexuality, Psychology of Sustainability, Psychology of Food, Comprehensive Research Project Other Courses Taught Research Methods, Applied Social Psychology
Maggie got her PhD and MS from The Pennsylvania State University, after getting her BA from Lawrence University. Passionate about teaching, Maggie prizes the teaching award she received in her first year of teaching after graduate school, especially since she was only the second first year faculty to win a teaching award at that university.
Currently, I am working on a variety of research projects, all of which are broadly rooted within the framework of research on stereotyping and prejudice. Two of my current projects are as follows: 1. Investigating whether an individual's bodily performance of gender (through posture) affects how others perceive that individual's gender as well as how the individual perceives her/his own gender. Currently, my colleague and I have found that bodily performance of gender does affect perceptions of gender in others. 2. Assessing how human attitudes toward non-human animals affects emotional and behavioral responses toward non-human animals. My research in this area indicates that humans view non-human animals on the basis of competence and warmth, and that human's emotional and behavioral responses vary dramatically based on how they categorize an animal. 3. Investigating how language affects perceptions of group members. In this area, I am investigating how group labels affect perceptions of group members when that group has multiple labels (e.g., "Black" and "African-American" generally refer to the same group).
Society for Personality and Social Psychology (APA Division 8) Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA Division 2) Society for the Psychology of Women (APA Division 35)
More About Me
Originally from Minnesota, I love to cook, especially when I can show people how delicious vegan food can be (see my food blog at http://lesvegankitchen.blogspot.com)! I also enjoy singing and making things with my own hands.