Specialty: Women's Studies, Gender Roles, Gender Development Across Lifespan
|Dept:||Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences|
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- Ph.D., Developmental Psychology and Women's Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1995.
- B.A., Linguistics, University of Texas, Austin, 1974.
My area of specialization is gender and gender role development across the lifespan. I have been particularly interested in women's body experience within U.S. culture, as well as how race, social class, and gender shape human development.
I study how systems of power, including power based on gender and race and ethnicity, as well as power based on appearance, shape women's and men's body experience.
- Lifespan Development
- Race, Class, Gender & Development
- Psychology of Women
- Body Image and the Psychology of Physical Appearance
- McKinley, N. M. (2006). The developmental and cultural contexts of objectified body consciousness: A longitudinal analysis of two cohorts of women. Developmental Psychology, 54, 159-173.
- McKinley, N. M. (2006). Longitudinal gender differences in objectified body consciousness and weight control: Cultural and developmental contexts in the transition from college. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 54, 159-173.
- McKinley, N. M., & Hyde, J. S. (1996). The objectified body consciousness scale: Development and validation. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 20, 181-215.
- Vice Chair of Faculty Assembly