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Janet Shibley Hyde University of Wisconsin – Madison, USA

Janet Shibley Hyde, the Helen Thompson Woolley Professor of Psychology and Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, received her education at Oberlin College and the University of California, Berkeley. She first taught a psychology of women course in 1973 at Bowling Green State University, then at Denison University, and she now teaches it at UW–Madison. Hyde’s research interests are in gender differences and similarities, as well as gender development in adolescence. She is a past president of APA Division 35 (Society for the Psychology of Women) and a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Hyde served as editor of the journal Psychology of Women Quarterly (1986–1989), and she is also author of the textbook Understanding Human Sexuality. The winner of many teaching awards, Hyde most recently received the James McKeen Cattell Award from the Association for Psychological Science (APS) for lifetime contributions to the applications of psychology.