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Sophie L. Kuchynka

Sophie L. Kuchynka
Rutgers, The State University · Department of Psychology

Doctor of Philosophy

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Publications (14)
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A longitudinal science intervention with students from ethnic-racial underrepresented groups in an urban area examined the roles of intervention participation and STEM relationships in implicit and explicit science identity and attitudes and social belonging. Across a four-week geoscience program, Black, Latinx, and Native American/Alaskan Native (...
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We draw from ecological systems and social psychological theories to elucidate macrosystem- and microsystem-level variables that promote and maintain gender inequities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Because gender-STEM stereotypes undermine girls’ (and women's), but boosts boys’ (and men's), STEM interest and success, we revi...
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Increasing academic participation among students from ethnic-racial underrepresented groups in STEM yields societal benefits including ameliorating economic ramifications of the labor shortages in STEM, improving scientific innovation, and providing opportunity, access, and participation in high-status STEM fields. Two longitudinal studies with stu...
Book
Over the past three decades, research efforts and interventions have been implemented across the United States to increase the persistence of underrepresented minority (URM) students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). This Element systematically compares STEM interventions that offer resources and opportunities related to mentors...
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Why do some heterosexual people react in a negative manner when pondering or experiencing romantic or sexual overtures from persons of their same-sex, whereas other heterosexual people react more positively? To answer this question, this cross-sectional, correlational study examined individual difference predictors of heterosexual people’s response...
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We developed and validated a self-report scale assessing women’s daily experiences with hostile and benevolent sexism within domains of paternalism, gender differentiation, and heterosexuality. Women in two independent samples (Ns = 540 and 345) reported how frequently they experienced various hostile and benevolent forms of gender-based treatment...
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The Summer Scholars Institute at a northeastern university reflects a four-week out-of-school intervention that educates high school students from Newark, New Jersey about earth resources, energy, and the environment with the goal of increasing URM high school students’ STEM identity and interest. During the intervention, students regularly interac...
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In a previous report, we validated that a cohort of first-year undergraduates who participated in a week long pre-college engagement STEM Academy (SA) program were retained in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at a higher rate than a matched comparison group (MCG). In addition, SA students yielded increases in science identit...
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This study examined the interactive effects of gender-relevant injunctive norm exposure and sexist attitudes on men's reactance, measured via activation of cognitive networks related to anger and misogyny. Heterosexual adult male students (N = 144) at a large, public university in the Southeastern United States completed measures of hostile and ben...
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According to the psychodynamic mask model of narcissism, the narcissist's grandiose posturing masks deep-seated insecurities and low self-regard. This conceptualization of grandiose narcissism as fragile self-esteem is pursued within social-personality psychology in tests of three distinct hypotheses: the discrepant self-esteem hypothesis (narcissi...
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We examined associations of perceived ambivalent sexism with women’s outcomes in university Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) courses as a function of their STEM identity. Women (N = 592) who varied in STEM identification reported on their personal experiences with benevolent and hostile sexism and indicated their STEM major...
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This study examined the interactive effects of injunctive norm exposure and hostile and benevolent sexist attitudes on men's sexually aggressive responses during a behavioral analogue paradigm in which they interacted online with a bogus female partner. Heterosexual adult men (n = 201), recruited from an online sample, read fictional information re...

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The Rutgers Implicit Social Cognition lab is working on several interrelated studies to identify ways to combat barriers underrepresented minorities (URMs) face in STEM disciplines. Our primary goal is to promote social psychological change among URMs including STEM identity, interest, and belonging with the ultimate aim of increasing recruitment and retention of URMs in STEM disciplines. To reach these research goals, we teamed up with Garden State - Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation. Funding for this project was provided by the National Science Foundation (HRD 1909824).