My work uses social science theory to ignite social change. I am particularly interested in the degree to which people's social identities (e.g., gender, race/ethnicity) can influence their sense of belonging, and in turn, their well-being and success. Most recently, my research focuses on understanding the experiences of groups of people who do not "fit" in computer science (e.g., women), with special attention to when and how those individuals thrive.
- Applied Social Psychology
- Emotion, Mood, Affect
- Gender Psychology
- Intergroup Relations
- Motivation, Goal Setting
- Prejudice and Stereotyping
- Self and Identity
Research Group or Laboratory:
- Stout, J. G., & Dasgupta, N. (2013). Mastering one’s destiny: Mastery goals promote psychological challenge and enhance success despite social identity threat. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 748-762.
- Dasgupta, N. & Stout, J. G. (2014). Girls and Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics: STEMing the Tide and Broadening Participation in STEM Careers. Policy Insights from Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 1, 21-29.
- Stout, J. G., Dasgupta, N., Hunsinger, M., & McManus, M. (2011). STEMing the tide: Using ingroup experts to inoculate women’s self-concept in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 100, 255-270.
- Stout, J. G., & Dasgupta, N. (2011). When he doesn’t mean you: Gender-exclusive language as a form of subtle ostracism. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37, 757-769.
Jane G. Stout
1828 L Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
- Phone: (202) 266-2937