Sylvia Beyer, Ph.D.

Sylvia Beyer

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • self-perceptions
  • women in STEM
  • gender discrimination
  • gender stereotypes
  • self-evaluations
I have spent 27 years at UW-Parkside, 5 of which I was chair of the Psychology Department. I was the recipient of a $430,000 NSF research grant. I was awarded the Research and Creative Activity Award and the Stella Gray Teaching Award. In fall 2005 I was the commencement speaker. My publications have appeared in the major journals in Social Psychology and Computer Science education.

Teaching Interests

Social Psychology, Psychology of Gender, The Self.

Research Interests

I have been working on understanding gender differences in the accuracy of self-evaluations for over 30 years. This work has led me into applied areas such as causes of the underrepresentation of women in Computer Science. I have also conducted research on the accuracy of gender stereotypes. I am currently working on a project assessing gender differences in political attitudes.

Consulting Interests

I have worked with Computer Science departments whose goal was to attract more women into Computer Science.

Selected Publications

: Editor of special issue of journal "Social Sciences", Social Sciences

2018: Gender and self, Oxford Bibliographies in Psychology.

2016: Women’s in CS: Deterrents, Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology

2016: Low awareness of occupational segregation and the gender pay gap: No changes over a 16-year span, Current Psychology

2016: Men’s behavior towards women as a function of women’s costume attire (cosplay): An experimental investigation of speed dating at a popular culture convention, Proceedings of the National Conference On Undergraduate Research (NCUR)

2015: Women and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), Oxford University Press

2014: Why are women underrepresented in computer science? Gender differences in stereotypes, self-efficacy, values, and interests and predictors of future CS course taking and grades, Computer Science Education (153-192 pp.)

2013: Gender and Self, Oxford University Press

2008: Gender differences and intra-gender differences amongst Management Information Systems students, Journal of Information Science Education (10 pp.)

2008: Predictors of female and male Computer Science students' grades, Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering (32 pp.)

2006: Gender differences and intra-gender differences in Computer Science students: Are female CS majors more similar to male CS majors or female non-majors? , Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering. (28 pp.)

2006: Gender differences in Computer Science and MIS majors. , In E. M. Trauth (ed.), Encyclopedia of Gender and Information Technology (pp. 109-115). Hershey, PA: Idea Publishing. (7 pp.)

2006: Women majoring in Computer Science or Management Information Systems: A comparative analysis., (26 pp.)

2005: Changes in CS students' attitudes towards CS over time: An examination of gender differences., Proceedings of the Thirty-sixth SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (5 pp.)

2004: Deterrents to women taking Computer Science courses, IEEE Society and Technology (8 pp.)

2004: The temporal stability of gender differences in MIS students., Proceedings of the tenth annual meeting of the Americas Conference on Information Systems, New York, NY (8 pp.)

2003: Gender differences in Computer Science students, Proceedings of the Thirty-fourth SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (5 pp.)

2002: The effects of gender, dysphoria, and performance feedback on the accuracy of self-evaluations, Sex Roles (12 pp.)

1999: Gender differences in the accuracy of grade expectancies and evaluations, Sex Roles (18 pp.)

1999: The accuracy of academic gender stereotypes, Sex Roles (27 pp.)

1998: Gender differences in causal attributions by college students of performance on course examinations, Current Psychology (13 pp.)

1998: Gender differences in self-perception and negative recall biases, Sex Roles (31 pp.)

1997: Gender differences in self-evaluation biases: Convergent evidence from three measures of accuracy and bias., Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (157-172 pp.)

1997: Gender differences in self-perceptions: Convergent evidence from three measures of accuracy and bias, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (16 pp.)

1995: Maternal employment and children's academic achievement: Parenting styles as mediating variable, Developmental Review (42 pp.)

1990: Gender differences in the accuracy of self-evaluations of performance, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (11 pp.)

Teaching Awards

2015: Nominated for Regents' Teaching Award, UW System
2014: Nominated for Regents' Teaching Award, Regents UW System
2012: Recipient of Stella Gray Teaching Excellence Award, University of Wisconsin-Parkside
2011: Nominated for Stella Gray Teaching Excellence Award, University of Wisconsin-Parkside
2010: Nomination for Stella Gray Teaching Excellence Award, University of Wisconsin-Parkside
2009: Nomination for Stella Gray Teaching Excellence Award, University of Wisconsin-Parkside
2008: Nomination for Stella Gray Teaching Excellence Award, University of Wisconsin-Parkside
2005: Nomination for Stella Gray Teaching Excellence Award, University of Wisconsin-Parkside
2004: Nominated for Advising Award, Nomination for Advising Award, University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Research/Creative Awards

2019: Beyer et al. (2003) was selected as one of the 20 most important papers among thousands of publications in SIGCSE Proceedings., Top papers in SIGCSE, SIGCSE
2005: Recipient of Creative Activities and Research Award, Creative Activities and Research Award,

Departmental Service

: Other - Senator
: Other - Departmental webmaster
2013: Committee Chair - Psychology Department Chair
2012: Committee Chair - Clinical Psychology Search and Screen Committee

University Service

2015: Committee Member - University Committee
2012: Committee Member - AARC
2012: Committee Member - General Education Committee
2012: Committee Chair - Search and Screen Committee for Clinical Psychology search
2012: Committee Member - Full professor subcommittee of Political Science Department
2011: Committee Member - Taskforce on chair compensation
2011: Committee Member - Search and Screen Committee for Senior Diversity Officer
2011: Committee Member - Admissions, Records, and Student Information Committee
2011: Committee Member - Advising Committee
2010: Committee Chair - Advising Committee

Professional Service

2018: Editor, Journal Editor - Social Sciences
PSYC 101 - INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE
PSYC 220 - SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSYC 280 - PSYCHOLOGY OF GENDER
PSYC 380 - PSYCHOLOGY OF GENDER
PSYC 421 - THE SELF
PSYC 492 - PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH SEMINAR
PSYC 499 - INDEPENDENT STUDY
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