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Hazel Rose Markus

Hazel Rose Markus

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Hazel Markus has been a professor of psychology at Stanford University since 1994. Previously, she was a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan and a research scientist at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Society and the American Psychological Association, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a former President of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), and in 2002 she received the Donald T. Campbell award from SPSP for contributions to social psychology. Currently, she also serves as Director of Stanford's Research Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity.

Professor Markus has research interests that focus on the sociocultural shaping of mind and self. Specifically, her work is concerned with how gender, ethnicity, religion, social class, cohort, and region or country of national origin may influence thought and feeling, particularly self-relevant thought and feeling. Recent studies of Japanese and American college students have focused on similarities and differences in the nature of self-concept and in the functioning of self-esteem. Related studies examine age and cohort variation in the form and functioning of the self in a large representative sample of American adults.

Primary Interests:

  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Gender Psychology
  • Motivation, Goal Setting
  • Person Perception
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Self and Identity
  • Social Cognition

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Journal Articles:

Other Publications:

  • Fiske, A., Kitayama, S., Markus, H. R., & Nisbett, R. E. (1998). The cultural matrix of social psychology. In D. Gilbert, S. Fiske, & G. Lindzey (Eds.), The Handbook of Social Psychology (4th ed., pp. 915-981). San Francisco: McGraw-Hill.
  • Markus, H. R., Kitayama, S., & Heiman, R. (1997). Culture and "basic" psychological principles. In E. T. Higgins & A. W. Kruglanski (Eds.), Social psychology: Handbook of basic principles. (pp. 857-913). New York: Guilford.
  • Markus, H. R., Mullally, P., & Kitayama, S. (1997). Selfways: Diversity in modes of cultural participation. In U. Neisser & D. Jopling (Eds.), The conceptual self in context: Culture, experience, self-understanding (pp. 13-61). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Markus, H., & Zajonc, R. B. (1985). The cognitive perspective in social psychology. In G. Lindzey & E. Aronson (Eds.), Handbook of social psychology (pp. 137-229), 3rd Edition. New York: Random House

Courses Taught:

  • Cultural Psychology
  • Mind, Self, and Society
  • Multiculturalism
  • Social Psychology
  • The Self in Psychological Perspective

Hazel Rose Markus
Department of Psychology
Jordan Hall, Building 420
Stanford University
Stanford, California 94305
United States of America

  • Phone: (650) 725-2417
  • Fax: (650) 321-8469

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