Janet Hyde

Janet Hyde

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Helen Thompson Woolley Professor of Psychology and Gender & Women’s Studies

Background

Janet Hyde is the Helen Thompson Woolley Professor of Psychology and Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She earned her BA in Mathematics from Oberlin College and her PhD in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. Author of the textbook Half the Human Experience; The Psychology of Women, much of her research has focused on using the statistical technique of meta-analysis to synthesis the vast amounts of data on psychological gender differences. Other research has addressed women balancing work and family. Hyde’s awards include the Distinguished Leadership Award from the Committee on Women in Psychology of the American Psychological Association. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. Reports of her research have been carried in many media outlets, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and National Public Radio.