Jan Yoder
Ph.D. SUNY-Buffalo


Professor Psychology


Contact Information

Office: Arts and Science Building, room 340B
Phone: (330) 972-8371
Fax: (330) 972-5174
Email: jyoder@uakron.edu



Dr. Yoder received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1979. Her research interests include understanding gender differences; women and work; tokenism theory; women and power; women and leadership; psychology of women and gender; and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Courses typically taught include psychology of women, social psychology, and experimental psychology. Her publications have appeared in Psychology of Women Quarterly, Sex Roles, Gender & Society, and Teaching of Psychology. She is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association, is a former president of the Society for the Psychology of Women (APA Division 35), serves as an Associate Editor for Psychology of Women Quarterly, and is the recipient of three teaching awards including the 2006 Heritage Award for Distinguished, Longstanding, and Substantial Contributions to Feminist Teaching from APA Division 35.


Recent Publications

Yoder,J.D. (2007). Women and gender: Making a difference (3rd ed.). Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY: Sloan Publishing. Reviewed by Bernice Lott (2000) in Contemporary Psychology, 45(2), pp. 177-178 and reprinted in PsycCRITIQUES (2004); by Lisa Bowleg (2000) in Psychology of Women Quarterly, 24(3); by Patricia Connor-Greene (2001) in Sex Roles, 44(7/8), 485-487; and by Virginia Norris (2003) in Psychology of Women Quarterly, 27, 276-277.

Yoder, J.D., Fischer, A.R., Kahn, A.S., & Groden, J. (2007). Changes in studentsí explanations for gender differences after taking a Psychology of Women class: More constructionist and less essentialist. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 31, 415-425.

Yoder, J.D., & Hochevar, C.M. (2005). Encouraging active learning can improve studentsí performance on examinations. Teaching of Psychology, 32(2), 91-95.

Yoder, J.D., & Kahn, A.S. (2003). Making gender comparisons more meaningful: A call for more attention to social context. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 27(4), 281-290.

Hogue, M., & Yoder, J.D. (2003). The role of status in producing depressed entitlement in women's and men's pay allocations. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 27(4), 330-337.

Yoder, J.D. (2002). 2001 Division 35 presidential address: Context matters: Understanding tokenism processes and their impact on women's work. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 26(1), 1-8.

Yoder, J.D., & Berendsen, L.L. (2001). "Outsider within" the firehouse: African American and White women firefighters. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 25, 27-36.


Dr Yoder's Vita


Textbook information on Women and Gender

Yoder's 2007 APA teaching poster (powerpoint)

Yoder Experimental Psychology FA2007 syllabus (pdf)

Yoder Psych of Women Spr2008 syllabus (pdf)



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