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Jacquelynne Eccles

Jacquelynne Eccles

Jacquelynne Eccles is the Wilbert McKeachie Collegiate Professor of Psychology, Women’s Studies and Education, as well as a research scientist at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. She is also Interim Chair of Psychology at the University of Michigan, and Director of the Gender and Achievement Research Program.

Over the past 30 years, Dr. Eccles has conducted research on a wide variety of topics including gender-role socialization, teacher expectancies, classroom influences on student motivation, and social development in the family and school context. Much of this work has focused on the adolescent periods of life when health-compromising behaviors such as smoking dramatically increase.

Dr. Eccles has served as the past Chair of the Advisory Committee for the Social, Behavioral and Economic Directorate at the National Science Foundation, and Chair of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Successful Pathways Through Middle Childhood. She has also been Associate Editor of the journal Child Development, and has served on the faculty at Smith College, the University of Colorado, and the University of Michigan. In 1999, her work was honored by the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues with the Kurt Lewin Memorial Award for "outstanding contributions to the development and integration of psychological research and social action."

Primary Interests:

  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Health Psychology
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Motivation, Goal Setting
  • Self and Identity


Journal Articles:

  • Goldstein, S. E., Davis-Kean, P. E., & Eccles, J. S. (2005). Parents, peers, and problem behavior: A longitudinal investigation of the impact of relationship perceptions and characteristics on the development of adolescent problem behavior. Developmental Psychology, 41(2), 401-413.
  • Jacobs, J. E., Lanza, S., Osgood, D. W., Eccles, J. S., & Wigfield, A. (2002). Changes in children's self-competence and values: Gender and domain differences across grades one though twelve. Child Development, 73(2), 509-527.
  • Jussim, L., Eccles, J., et al. (1996). Social perception, social stereotypes, and teacher expectations: Accuracy and the quest for the powerful self-fulfilling prophecy. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 28, 281-388.
  • Madon, S., Jussim, L., & Eccles, J. (1997). In search of the powerful self-fulfilling prophecy. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 72, 791-809.
  • Madon, S., Jussim, L., Keiper, S., Eccles, J., Smith, A., & Palumbo, P. (1998). The accuracy and power of sex, social class and ethnic stereotypes: A naturalistic study in person perception. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 24, 1304-1318.
  • Smith, A. E., Jussim, L., Eccles, J., VanNoy, M., Madon, S., & Palumbo, P. (1998). Self-fulfilling prophecies, perceptual biases, and accuracy at the individual and group levels. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 34(6), 530-561.
  • Smith, A., Jussim, L., & Eccles, J. (1999). Do self-fulfilling prophecies accumulate, dissipate, or remain stable over time? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 77, 548-565.
  • Wong, C. A., & Eccles, J. S., & Sameroff, A. (2003). The influence of ethnic discrimination and ethnic identification on African American adolescents' school and socioemotional adjustment. Journal of Personality, 71(6), 1197-1232.

Jacquelynne Eccles
Department of Psychology
University of Michigan
530 Church Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
United States of America

  • Phone: (734) 763-3552
  • Fax: (734) 764-3520

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