Janet Shibley Hyde

Helen Thompson Woolley Professor and Director, Center for Research on Gender and Women


(608) 262-9522

410 Brogden Psychology, 1202 W. Johnson St.

Janet Hyde

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

My research focuses on the areas of psychology women and gender, and human sexuality.  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 me to the publication of 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.

Gender & Women’s Studies Courses:

GWS/PSY 522: Psychology of Women and Gender (undergraduate)

PSY/GWS 743: Psychology of Women and Gender (graduate)

Representative Publications (from more than 200)

Hyde, J. S., Bigler, R., Joel, D., Tate, C. C., & van Anders, S. (2019). The future of sex and gender in psychology: Five challenges to the gender binary. American Psychologist, 74, 171-193.

Hyde, J.S. & DeLamater, J. D. (2019). Understanding Human Sexuality. 14 ed.  New York: McGraw-Hill.

Else-Quest, N. M. & Hyde, J. S. (2018). The psychology of women and gender: Half the human experience +.  9 ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Salk, R. H., Hyde, J.S., & Abramson., L. Y. (2017). Gender differences in depression in representative national samples: Meta-analyses of diagnoses and symptoms. Psychological Bulletin, 143, 783-822.

Else-Quest, N. M. & Hyde, J. S. (2016). Intersectionality in quantitative psychological research: II. Methods and techniques. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 40, 319-336.

Hyde, J. S. (2014). Gender similarities and differences.  Annual Review of Psychology, 65, 373-398.

Pahlke, E., Hyde, J. S., & Allison, C. (2014). The effects of single-sex compared with coeducational schooling on students’ performance and attitudes: A meta-analysis.  Psychological Bulletin, 140, 1042-1072.

Petersen, J. & Hyde, J. S. (2013). Peer sexual harassment and disordered eating in early adolescence.  Developmental Psychology, 49, 184-195.

Katz-Wise, S. & Hyde, J. S. (2012).  Victimization experiences of lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals: A meta-analysis. Journal of Sex Research, 49, 142-167.

Halpern, D. F., Eliot, L., Bigler, R. S., Fabes, R. A., Hanish, L. D., Hyde, J.S., Liben, L.S., & Martin, C. L. (2011). The pseudoscience of single-sex schooling. Science, 333, 1706-1707.

Else-Quest, N. M., Hyde, J. S., & Linn, M. C. (2010). Cross-national patterns of gender differences in mathematics: A meta-analysis.  Psychological Bulletin, 136, 103-127.

Hyde, J. S., Mezulis, A. H., & Abramson, L. Y. (2008). The ABCs of depression: Integrating affective, biological and cognitive models to explain the emergence of the gender difference in depression.  Psychological Review, 115, 291-313.

Hyde, J. S., *Lindberg, S. M., Linn, M. C., Ellis, A., & *Williams, C. (2008). Gender similarities characterize math performance. Science, 321, 494-495.

Hyde, J. S. (2005). The gender similarities hypothesis.  American Psychologist, 60, 581-592.

McKinley, N. M. & Hyde, J. S. (1996).  The Objectified Body Consciousness Scale:  Development and validation.  Psychology of Women Quarterly, 20, 181-216.

Bargad, A., & Hyde, J. S.  (1991). Women’s studies: A study of feminist identity development in women.  Psychology of Women Quarterly, 15, 181-201.