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Margaret L. Signorella

Margaret L. Signorella

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Margaret L. Signorella, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Psychology Program Coordinator at Penn State Brandywine. She previously served as Director of Academic Affairs for 10 years at Penn State Greater Allegheny.

Trained as a social psychologist, her major research focus is on the development and consequences of gender schemas, and she is collaborating on two grants aimed at understanding gender differences in cognition and career interests. She frequently uses meta-analysis to examine the developmental and gender-related trends in stereotypical schemas. In her teaching, which includes introductory psychology, research methods, and various social psychology courses, she emphasizes involving undergraduate students in research projects.

Dr. Signorella is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (Psychology of Women, SPSSI). She recently co-edited a two-part special issue of the journal on single-sex education. From 2017-2018, she is president of APA's Division 35 (Society for Psychology of Women)

Primary Interests:

  • Gender Psychology
  • Internet and Virtual Psychology
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Social Cognition

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Other Publications:

  • Mazur, E., Signorella, M. L., & Hough, M. (2012). Older adults and their Internet behaviors. In Z. Yan (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Cyber Behavior (pp. 608-619). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Signorella, M. L. (1999). Multidimensionality of gender schemas: Implications for the development of gender-related characteristics. In W. B. Swann Jr., J. H. Langlois & L. A. Gilbert (Eds.), Sexism and stereotypes in modern society: The gender science of Janet Taylor Spence. (pp. 107-126). Washington, DC, US: American Psychological Association.

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Margaret L. Signorella
Penn State Brandywine
Main Building 212A
25 Yearly Mill Road
Media, Pennsylvania 19063
United States

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