Jacquelynne Eccles is the Wilbert McKeachie Collegiate Professor of Psychology, Women's Studies and Education, as well as a research scientist at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. She also serves as the Interim Chair of Psychology at the University of Michigan. Over the last 30 years, she has conducted research on a wide variety of topics including gender-role socialization, teacher expectancies, classroom influences on student motivation and social development in the family and school context. Much of this work has focused on the adolescent periods of life when health-compromising behaviors such as smoking dramatically increase.
Dr. Eccles has served as the past chair of the Advisory Committee for the Social, Behavioral and Economic Directorate at the National Science Foundation. She is a member of the MacArthur Foundation Network on Successful Adolescent Development and Chair of the MacArthur Foundation on Successful Pathways through Middle Childhood. Dr. Eccles has been the associate editor of Child Development and is co-author of Women and Sex-Roles and Managing to Succeed. She received her Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1974. Dr. Eccles has served on the faculty at Smith College, the University of Colorado, and the University of Michigan.
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