Journal of Social Issues, Gender, Hierarchy, and Leadership

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Linda Carli, Alice Eagly
Wiley, Jan 28, 2002 - Psychology - 220 pages
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Although women's status has improved remarkably in the 20th century in many societies, women continue to lack access to power and leadership compared with men. This book reviews research and theory concerning women's leadership. The articles included in the book provide evidence of bias in the evaluation of women, discuss effects of gender stereotypes on women's influence and leadership behaviors, and evaluate strategies for change.

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Linda Carli is Visiting Associate Professor of Pscyhology at Wellesley College. She received her PhD in psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her published research includes papers examining the effects of gender on group interaction, communication, and influence, as well as papers on reactions to adversity and victimization. Currently, she is involved in research examining children's use of gender as a status characteristic. In addition to her teaching and research, she has developed and conducted negotiation and conflict resolution workshops for women leaders and has lectured to business organizations on sex discrimination and the challenges faced by professional women.

Alice H. Eagly is Professor of Psychology at Northwestern. She has published widely on the psychology of attitudes, especially attitude change and attitude structure. She is equally devoted to the study of gender. In both of these areas, she has carried out primary research and meta-analyses of research literature. She is the author of Sex Differences in Social Behavior: A Social Role Interpretation and (with Shelly Chaiken) The Psychology of Attitudes and the coeditor of two volumes. Eagly is also the author of numerous journal articles, chapters, notes, and reviews in her research specialities.

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