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Sylvia Beyer
Biography
I have spent 26 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, Research/Creative & Consulting Interests

Teaching Interests

Social Psychology, Psychology of Gender, The Self.

Research Interests

For the last 30 years I've been working on understanding gender differences in the accuracy of self-evaluations. 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.
Publications
Selected Publications

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.)

Selected Awards & Honors

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

2005: Recipient of Creative Activities and Research Award, Creative Activities and Research Award,
Key Service Activities

Departmental Service

: Other - Senator
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

: Editor, Journal Editor - Special issue of "Social Sciences"
: Editorial Review Board Member - Social Sciences
: Editorial Review Board Member - Social Science
: Editorial Review Board Member - Social Sciences
: - National Science Foundation
Courses Taught

Spring 2018

PSYC 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
PSYC 101 INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE
PSYC 280 PSYCHOLOGY OF GENDER
PSYC 380 PSYCHOLOGY OF GENDER
PSYC 492 PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH SEMINAR:
PSYC 220 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSYC 220 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

Fall 2017

PSYC 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
PSYC 280 PSYCHOLOGY OF GENDER
PSYC 380 PSYCHOLOGY OF GENDER
PSYC 220 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSYC 220 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSYC 421 THE SELF

Summer 2017

PSYC 101 INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE
PSYC 220 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

Spring 2017

PSYC 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
PSYC 280 PSYCHOLOGY OF GENDER
PSYC 380 PSYCHOLOGY OF GENDER
PSYC 492 PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH SEMINAR
PSYC 220 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSYC 220 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

Fall 2016

PSYC 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
PSYC 101 INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE
PSYC 220 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSYC 220 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSYC 421 THE SELF

Summer 2016

PSYC 101 INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE
PSYC 220 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

Spring 2016

PSYC 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
PSYC 280 PSYCHOLOGY OF GENDER
PSYC 380 PSYCHOLOGY OF GENDER
PSYC 492 PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH SEMINAR
PSYC 220 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSYC 220 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

Fall 2015

PSYC 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
PSYC 101 INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE
PSYC 280 PSYCHOLOGY OF GENDER
PSYC 380 PSYCHOLOGY OF GENDER
PSYC 220 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSYC 220 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

Summer 2015

PSYC 101 INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE
PSYC 220 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

Spring 2015

PSYC 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
PSYC 492 PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH SEMINAR
PSYC 220 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSYC 220 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

Fall 2014

PSYC 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
PSYC 101 INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE
PSYC 101 INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE
PSYC 220 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSYC 220 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

Summer 2014

PSYC 101 INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE
PSYC 220 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

Spring 2014

PSYC 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
PSYC 280 PSYCHOLOGY OF GENDER
PSYC 380 PSYCHOLOGY OF GENDER
PSYC 220 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSYC 220 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

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