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Janet Taylor Spence (1236)

Interests
Clinical, experimental, personality and social, psychology of women
Nationality
American
Born
1923, Toledo, Ohio, USA
Short Biography
Janet Taylor Spence (August 29, 1923 - March 16, 2015) was an American psychologist who has worked in the field of the psychology of anxiety and in gender studies. | More at Wikipedia
Education
  • AB Oberlin College, 1945
  • MA, PhD University of Iowa, 1949
Appointments & Honors
  • Ashbel Smith Professor of Psychology and Educational Psychology, University of Texas at Austin
  • Gold Medal, Hollins College, 1968
  • President, Southwestern Psychological Association, 1971
  • Ford Foundation Fellowship, 1974-5
  • APA, Board of Directors, 1975-7
  • President, 1984
  • Trustee, James McKeen Cattell Foundation, 1978-
  • Governor, Center for Creative Leadership, 1984-6
  • Member, American Academy of Arts and Science, 1984-
  • Fellow, Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences, 1978-9
  • Secretary-Treasurer, Psychonomic Society
  • Editorial Boards: Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 1960-4, Journal of Experimental Psychology, 1972-4, Abnormal Psychology, 1974-6, Sex Roles, 1975-81, Child Development, 1975- , Contemporary Psychology, 1979-85, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1985- , Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1985-
  • Associate Editor, 1969-74, Editor, 1974-9
  • Contemporary Psychology
  • Series Co-Editor, Psychology of Leaming and Motivation (Academic Press)
Principal Publications
  • 1951 The relationship of anxiety to the conditioned eyelid response. Journal of Experimental Psychology, 41, 81-92.
  • 1953 A personality scale of manifest anxiety. Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 48, 285-90.
  • 1966 Verbal versus nonverbal reinforcement combinations in the discrimination learning of middleand lower-class children. Child Development, 38, 29-38 (with L. L. Segner).
  • 1967 The Psychology of Learning and Motivation, Vol. 1. Academic Press (ed. with K. W. Spence).
  • 1971 (ed.) Essays inNeobehaviorism. Appleton- Century-Crofts (with H. H. Kendler).
  • 1972 The effects of blank versus non-informative feedback and 'right' and 'wrong' on response repetition in paired-associate learning: A reanalysis and reinterpretation. Journal of Experimental Psychology, 94, 1246-8.
  • 1972 Who likes competent women? Competence, sex-role congruence of interest, and subjects' attitudes towards women as determinants of interpersonal attraction. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 2, 197-213 (with R. Helmreich).
  • 1975 Ratings of self and peers on sex-role attributes and their relations to self-esteem and conceptions of masculinity and femininity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 32, 29-39 (with R. Helmreich and J. Stapp).
  • 1978 Masculinity and Femininity: Their Psycho- logical Dimensions, Correlates and Antecedents. University of Texas Press (with R. L. Helmreich).
  • 1980 Making it in academic psychology: Demographic and personality correlates of attainment. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 39, 896-908 (with R. Helmreich, W. W Beane, G. W. Lucker and K. A. Matthews).
  • 1982 Elementary Statistics (4th edn). Prentice Hall (with J. W. Cotton, B. J. Underwood and C. P. Duncan).
  • 1983 Achievement-related motives and behavior. In J. T. Spence (ed.), Achievement and Achievement Motives: Psychological and Sociological Approaches. Freeman.
  • 1983 (ed.) Achievement and Achievement Motives: Psychological and Sociological Approaches. Freeman.
  • 1985 Gender identification and its implications for masculinity and femininity. In T. B. Sonderegger (ed.), Nebraska Symposium On Motivation and Achievement: Psychology and Gender, vol. 32. University of Nebraska Press.
  • 1986 Achievement and achievement motivation: A cultural perspective. Proceedings of the 23rd International Congress of Psychology. North- Holland (with C. Izard).
  • 1992 Workaholism: Definition, measurement, and preliminary results. Journal of Personality Assessment, 58, 160-78 (with A. S. Robbins).
  • 1993 Gender-related traits and gender ideology: Evidence for a multifactorial theory. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 64, 624-35.