Centre College Faculty
Mykol Hamilton• H.W. Stodghill Jr. and Adele H. Stodghill Professor of Psychology
Office: Young Hall—209
In 2005, Mykol Hamilton was named Stodghill Professor of Psychology at Centre, where she has taught since 1988.
Hamilton has an extensive history of research and publications on sex bias in language and its effects on girls and women’s attitudes and aspirations and both sexes’ attitudes about women and girls. She has authored two recently published articles on children’s picture books based on work done with David Anderson (Centre associate professor of economics). One article examines stereotypes of father/mother roles, and the other looks at female under-representation and the portrayal of females’ and males’ gender roles.
Hamilton is currently involved in two collaborative research projects with Centre students: one is on gender issues in animated movies, and the other is a follow-up study on children’s books. She has also completed several studies on son vs. daughter preference in the United States and elsewhere.
Additionally, Hamilton has worked on five legal psychology projects in the last two years, as a consultant and/or expert witness. Two of the cases were high profile murders; one was a lawsuit against a U.S. automaker; one was a government-related criminal case; and one concerned Hurricane Katrina.
Hamilton holds a B.A. in psychology from Stanford University and an M.A. in women's studies from San Jose State University. She earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in social psychology at UCLA.
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