Models of Achievement: Reflections of Eminent Women in Psychology - Vol. 3

By Agnes N. O'Connell | Go to book overview
Save to active project

Create a Supportive Environment. The women In my department, who arrived before I did, helped to make it a better department for those women who were hired later. I hope that I did the same for those who came after me. A work environment that fosters cooperative interactions, focuses on success for everyone, regardless of their job, and is flexible in response to family and other life demands, is a better place for everyone to work. Parents can form groups that share child care, work assignments can be rotated so that everyone can leave early on some days, and work schedules can be arranged in a way that accommodates the multiple demands from multiple roles that women and men face.


THE HEART OF ACADEMIC LIFE

A central focus in my work as an academic psychologist is the important role my students play in my life. They raise enough good questions about psychology to keep any research psychologist busy for several lifetimes. The original impetus for my decades of work in understanding sex differences in cognitive abilities came from the students in my classes on the psychology of women and cognitive psychology. The questions of similarities and differences in female and male cognitive abilities came up in both classes. I wanted to create a meaningful context for the study of social and physiological factors and their joint actions, while also understanding the political ramifications of studying such a controversial topic. I owe so much to the many superb students who have shared my passion for psychology with me. I hope that some will chose to join with me in a lifelong pursuit of psychological questions and answers.


REFERENCES

Halpern, D. E (2000). Sex differences in cognitive abilities(3rd ed.). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, Associates.

Halpern, D. E (1997). Sex differences in intelligence: Implications for education. American Psychologist, 52, 1091–1102.

Halpern, D. E, & Voiskounsky, A. (Eds.). (1997). States of mind: American and post-Soviet perspectives on contemporary issues in psychology. NY: Oxford University Press.


REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS

Halpern, D. E (1994). A national assessment of critical thinking skills in adults: Taking steps toward the goal. In A. Greenwood (Ed.), The national assessment of college student learning: Identification of the skills to be taught, learned, and assessed(pp. 24–64). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics.

-303-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
Loading One moment ...
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Models of Achievement: Reflections of Eminent Women in Psychology - Vol. 3
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

While we understand printed pages are helpful to our users, this limitation is necessary to help protect our publishers' copyrighted material and prevent its unlawful distribution. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Full screen
/ 429

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.

Are you sure you want to delete this highlight?