My research focuses on the impact of stereotypes on individuals' status within organizations, particularly the status of individuals who violate gender stereotypes. My study "Can an Angry Woman Get Ahead? Gender, Status Conferral, and Workplace Emotion Expression," published in Psychological Science, concluded that people reward men who get angry but view angry women as incompetent and unworthy of status and power in the workplace. My other research interests include the cultural origins of stereotypes (e.g., the media), corporate social responsibility, and framing messages to improve health policy.
- Gender Psychology
- Organizational Behavior
- Political Psychology
- Social Cognition
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- Brescoll, V. L. (2012). Who takes the floor and why: Gender, power, and volubility in organizations. Administrative Science Quarterly, 56, 621-640.
- Brescoll, V. L., Dawson, E., & Uhlmann, E. L. (2010). Hard won and easily lost: The fragile status of leaders in gender-stereotype-incongruent occupations. Psychological Science, 21(11), 1640-1642.
- Brescoll, V. L., & LaFrance, M. (2004). The correlates and consequences of newspaper reports of research on sex differences. Psychological Science, 15(8), 515-521.
- Brescoll, V. L., & Uhlmann, E. L. (2008). Can an angry woman get ahead? Status conferral, gender, and expression of emotion in the workplace. Psychological Science, 19, 268-275.
- Brescoll, V. L., & Uhlmann, E. L. (2005). Attitudes toward traditional and nontraditional parents. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 29, 436-445.
- Brescoll, V. L., Uhlmann, E. L., Moss-Rascusin, C., & Sarnell, L. (2011). Masculinity, status, and subordination: Why working for a gender stereotype violator causes men to lose status. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 354-357.
- Okimoto, T., & Brescoll, V. L. (2010). The price of power: Power-seeking and backlash against female politicians. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
- Uhlmann, E., Brescoll, V. L., & Paluck, E. L. (2006). Are members of low status groups perceived as bad, or badly off? Egalitarian negative associations and automatic prejudice. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 42, 491-499.
- Uhlmann, E. L., Brescoll, V. L., & Machery, E. (2010). The motives underlying stereotype-based discrimination against members of stigmatized groups. Social Justice Research, 23, 1-16.
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