Campbell Leaper is a developmental and social psychologist interested in the social construction and the socialization of gender and sexism. He examines the gender-typing process and its consequences on people's development. Professor Leaper's work bridges feminist, social-structural, social-cognitive, sociocultural, and social identity theoretical frameworks. For some examples, please see his list of publications.
- Attitudes and Beliefs
- Close Relationships
- Communication, Language
- Culture and Ethnicity
- Gender Psychology
- Interpersonal Processes
- Prejudice and Stereotyping
- Self and Identity
- Social Cognition
Research Group or Laboratory:
- Campbell Leaper's Research Group
- Bigler, R. S., & Leaper, C. (2015). Gendered language: Psychological principles, Evolving practices, and inclusive policies. Policy Insights from Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 2, 187-194.
- Brown, C. S., & Leaper, C. (2010). Latina and European American girls' experiences with academic sexism and their self-concepts in mathematics and science during adolescence. Sex Roles, 63, 860-870.
- Farkas, T., & Leaper C. (2016). Chivalry’s double-edged sword: How girls’ and boys’ paternalistic attitudes relate to their possible family and work selves. Sex Roles, 74, 220-230.
- Leaper, C. (2015). Do I belong? Gender, peer groups, and STEM achievement. International Journal of Gender, Science, and Technology, 7, 166-179.
- Leaper, C., & Arias, D. M. (2011). College women's feminist identity: A multidimensional analysis with implications for coping with sexism. Sex Roles, 64, 475-490.
- Leaper, C., & Ayres, M. (2007). A meta-analytic review of gender variations in adults' language use: Talkativeness, affiliative speech, and assertive speech. Personality & Social Psychology Review, 11, 328-363.
- Leaper, C., & Brown, C. S. (2008). Perceived experiences with sexism among adolescent girls. Child Development, 79, 685-704.
- Leaper, C., & Robnett, R. D. (2011). Women are more likely than men to use tentative language; aren’t they?: A meta-analysis testing for gender differences and moderators. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 35, 129-142.
- Leaper, C., & Smith, T. E. (2004). A meta-analytic review of gender variations in children's language use: Talkativeness, affiliative speech, and assertive speech. Developmental Psychology, 40, 993-1027.
- Leaper, C., & Van, S. (2008). Masculinity ideology, covert sexism, and perceived gender typicality in relation to young men’s academic motivation and choices in college. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 9, 139-153.
- Robnett, R. D., & Leaper, C. (2013). Friendship groups, personal motivation, and gender in relation to high school students’ STEM career interest. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 23, 652-664.
- Robnett, R. D., & Leaper, C. (2013). “Girls don’t propose! Ew.”: A mixed-methods examination of college marriage tradition preferences and benevolent sexism in emerging adults. Journal of Adolescent Research, 28, 96-121
- Tenenbaum, H. R., & Leaper, C. (2003). Parent-child conversations about science: The socialization of gender inequities? Developmental Psychology, 39, 34-47.
- Wilson, A., & Leaper, C. (2016). Bridging multidimensional of ethnic-racial and gender identity among ethnically diverse emerging adults. Journal of Youth & Adolescence, 45, 1614-1637.
- Farkas, T., & Leaper, C. (2016). The psychology of boys. In Y. J. Wong & S. Wester (Eds.), APA handbook of men and masculinities (pp. 357-387). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
- Leaper, C. (2015). Gender and social-cognitive development. In R. M. Lerner (Series Ed.), L. S. Liben & U. Muller (Vol. Eds.), Handbook of child psychology and developmental science (7th ed.), Vol. 2: Cognitive processes (pp. 806-853). New York: Wiley.
- Leaper, C. (2014). Gender similarities and differences in language. In T. Holtgraves (Ed.), Oxford handbook of language and social psychology (pp. 62-81). Oxford University Press.
- Leaper, C. (2011). More similarities than differences in contemporary theories of social development? A plea for theory bridging. In J. B. Benson (Ed.), Advances in child development and behavior. (pp. 337-378). San Diego, CA: Elsevier.
- Leaper, C., & Brown, C. S. (2014). Sexism in schools. In J. Benson (Series Ed.), L. S. Liben & R. S. Bigler (Vol. eds.), Advances in child development and behavior: The role of gender in educational contexts and outcomes (pp. 189-223). San Diego, CA: Elsevier.
- Leaper, C., & Farkas, T. (2014). The socialization of gender during childhood and adolescence. In J. Grusec & P. Hastings (Eds.), Handbook of socialization: Theory and research (2nd ed., pp. 541-565). New York: Guilford.
- Advanced Research in Developmental Psychology
- Introduction to Psychology
- Proseminar: Social and Personality Development
- Psychology of Gender
- Research Methods
- Social and Emotional Development
- Social Psychology of Sex and Gender
Department of Psychology, Social Sciences 2, Room 277
University of California at Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, California 95064
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