Professor of Psychology
Office: D235 Science Building
Ph.D. - University of Texas at Austin
M.A. - University of Texas at Austin
B.A. - Luther College
PSYC 110 - Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 240 - Psychology of Gender
PSYC 260 - Introduction to Developmental Psychology
PSYC 320 - Social Psychology
PSYC 400 - Advanced Research Methods in Psychology
PSYC 490 - Seminar: Gender Development
My research focuses broadly on gender development in children,
adolescents, and young adults. My recent work explores the cognitive
construction of stereotypes in preschool children and how cultural
stereotypes affect children’s interest in toys. I am also examining how
gender and gender-related factors (e.g., stereotypes, values, familial
roles) affect individuals’ occupational and academic interests. Lastly, I
continue to examine girls’ and women’s interest in nontraditional
occupations—specifically interest in math and science occupations.
Undergraduate research assistants typically participate in weekly lab
meetings and contribute to the design of the study, data collection and
analysis, and presentation or publication of the work. Specifically, in
the recent undergraduate students have recruited and interviewed
children at on-campus day care/preschool sites, tested children at the
Plover Boys and Girls Club, designed a study on stereotypes of male and
female teen parents and presented it as a poster at the Midwest
Psychological Association conference in Chicago, and assessed the
efficacy of the STEM Exploration Day involving almost 500
middle school girls.
Wesigram, E. S., & Diekman, A. B. (in press). Family friendly STEM: Persepctives on recruiting and retaining women in STEM fields. International Journal of Gender, Science, and Technology.
Fulcher, M., Dinella, L. M., & Weisgram, E. S. (2015). Constructing a feminist reorganization of the heterosexual breadwinner/caregiver family model: College students' plans for their own future families. Sex Roles, 73, 174-186.
Diekman, A. B., Weisgram, E. S., & Belanger, A. L. (2015). New routes to recruiting and retaining women in STEM: Policy implications of a communal goal congruity perspective. Social Issues and Policy Review, 9, 52-88.
Weisgram, E. S., Fulcher, M., & Dinella, L. M. (2014). Pink gives girls permission: Exploring the role of explicit gender labels and gender-typed colors on preschool children's toy preferences. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 35, 401-409.
Dinella, L.M., Fulcher, M., & Weisgram, E.S. (2014). Sex-typed traits and gender identity as predictors of young adults’ career interests. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 43(3), 493-504.
Weisgram, E. S., Dinella, L. M., & Fulcher, M. (2011). The role of masculinity/femininity, values, and occupational value affordances in shaping young men's and women's occupational choices. Sex Roles, 65, 243-258.
Weisgram, E. S., Bigler, R. S., & Liben, L. S. (2010). Gender, values, and occupational interests among children, adolescents, and adults. Child Development, 81, 778-796.
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