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
United States of America
- Phone: (831) 459-4496
- Fax: (831) 459-3519