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Jill Morawski

Jill Morawski

Professor Jill Morawski is a social psychologist whose research focuses on gender issues, the psychology of women, the psychological dimensions of reproductive technologies, and the history of psychology. She has served as president of Division 24 of the American Psychological Association (Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology) as well as Division 26 of the American Psychological Association (History of Psychology), and she served as Chairperson of the Wesleyan University faculty and Director of the Center for the Humanities at Wesleyan. Professor Morawski has published widely in journals and edited volumes, and her 1994 book "Practicing Feminisms" received the William James Book Award from the General Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Gender Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Sexuality, Sexual Orientation

Books:

Journal Articles:

  • Morawski, J. G. (2005). Moving gender, positivism and feminist possibilities. Feminism & Psychology, 15(4), 408-414.
  • Morawski, J. G. (2005). Reflexivity and the psychologist. History of the Human Sciences, 18(4), 77-105.
  • Morawski, J. G. (2001). Gifts bestowed, gifts withheld: Assessing psychological theory with a Kochian attitude. American Psychologist, 56(5), 433-440.
  • Morawski, J. G. (2001). The dynamics of uncertainty. History and Theory, 40, 401-418.
  • Morawski, J. G. (2000). Just one more "other" in psychology? Theory & Psychology, 10(1), 63-70.
  • Morawski, J. G. (2000). Social psychology a century ago. American Psychologist, 55(4), 427-430.
  • Morawski, J. G. (1997). The science behind feminist research methods. Journal of Social Issues, 53(4), 667-681.
  • Morawski, J. G., & Nelson, K. (2004). Sperm and liberal feminism: A scientific fantasy. International Journal of Critical Psychology, 12, 81-106.
  • Steele, R. S., & Morawski, J. G. (2002). Implicit cognition and the social unconscious. Theory & Psychology, 12(1), 37-54.

Other Publications:

  • Morawski, J. G. (2007). Scientific selves: Discerning the subject and the experimenter in experimental psychology in the United States, 1900-1935. In M. Ash & T. Stern (Eds.), Psychology’s Territories: Historical and contemporary perspectives from different disciplines (pp. 129-148). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Morawski, J. G. (2003). Men crazy: Making theories of masculinity. In N. Stephenson, L. Radtke, R. Jorna, & H. Stam (Eds.), Theoretical Psychology: Critical Contributions (pp. 335-346). New York: Captus Press.
  • Morawski, J. G. (2003). The history of modern social psychology. In I. B. Weiner (Ed.), Handbook of Psychology, 1, 223-248. New York: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Morawski, J. G. (1998). The return of phantom subjects? In B. Bayer & J. Shotter (Eds.), Textual constructions: Subjectivities and disciplinary practices (pp. 214-228). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Morawski, J. G. (1997). White experimenters, white blood, and other white conditions: Locating the psychologist’s race. In M. Fine, L. Powell, L. Weiss, & M. Wong (Eds.), Off-white: Readings on society, race and culture (pp. 13-28). New York: Routledge.

Courses Taught:

  • History and Systems
  • Psychology of Gender
  • Psychology of Reproduction
  • Psychology of Women
  • Qualitative Methods

Jill Morawski
Department of Psychology
Wesleyan University
207 High Street
Middletown, Connecticut 06459
United States

  • Phone: (860) 685-2344
  • Fax: (860) 685-2761

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