Previous Research

Here is a small description of some of our previous research projects. To learn more about a project, click on the title of the project.

Growing Up in Rockbridge

The Growing Up in Rockbridge study is designed to examine the link between rurality, gender traditionality, and self-concept as they relate to women’s participation in math and science careers.

Women in Leadership Project

We are looking at the characteristics that predict leadership during college.

Barbie and Occupational Aspirations

This study examines the impact of playing with Barbie in traditional and nontraditional career outfits has on girls’ visions of their future selves.

Toy Preference Study

We are trying to figure out what characteristics of toys make them appealing to boys and girls.

Lego Study

Does color affect how children play with Legos?

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