Janet Hyde

Evjue-Bascom Professor and Helen Thompson Woolley Professor of Psychology and Gender & Women's Studies, Associate Chair for Alumni Relations, UW–Madison

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Janet Hyde’s research focuses on the areas of psychology, women, human sexuality, and gender-role development. One program of research has involved conducting meta-analyses of research on psychological gender differences and other gender-related issues. Examples include meta-analyses of gender differences in depression and gender differences in mathematics performance. Early meta-analyses led Hyde to publish the Gender Similarities Hypothesis in 2005 (American Psychologist). Another program of research has been the Wisconsin Study of Families and Work, a longitudinal study that collected data on more than 500 families from pregnancy with a child through the year when the child reached age 20.