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Kay Deaux

Kay Deaux

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Kay Deaux is a Visiting Research Scholar in the Department of Psychology, New York University, and Distinguished Professor of Psychology Emerita and Women's Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center.

Her research and writing interests center on the social psychological aspects of immigration, and in particular the issues that immigrants face in negotiating identities in new circumstances. Examples of this work include stereotype threat processes among West Indian immigrants in the United States and Turkish immigrants in Germany, and the relation of ethnic identity to social/political beliefs, support for collective action, and the development of national identity. In addition, a career-long interest in gender continues, including issues at the interface of gender and immigration.

Professor Deaux has served as President of the Association for Psychological Science, the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI), as well as regional psychology associations. She has been a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation (2001-2002) and a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences (1983-1984, 1986-1987), and received the Kurt Lewin award from SPSSI in 2007. Currently she serves on the Advisory Committee on Cultural Contact and Immigration for the Russell Sage Foundation.

Primary Interests:

  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Gender Psychology
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Self and Identity


Journal Articles:

Other Publications:

  • Biernat, M., & Deaux, K. (in press). A history of gender in social psychology. In A. W. Kruglanski & W. Stroebe (Eds.)., Handbook of the history of social psychology (pp. 367-390). New York: Psychology Press.
  • Deaux, K. (2012). Categories we live by. In S. Wiley, T. Revenson, & G. Philogène (Eds.), Social categories in everyday experience. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Deaux, K., & Bikmen, N. (2010). Immigration and power. In. A. Guinote & T. Vescio (Eds.), The social psychology of power. New York: Guilford Press.
  • Deaux, K., & LaFrance, M. (1998). Gender. In D.Gilbert, S. T. Fiske, & G. Lindzey (Eds.), Handbook of social psychology (4th ed.). New York: Random House.
  • Deaux, K., & Reid, A. (2000). Contemplating collectivism. In S. Stryker, T. J. Owens, & R. W. White (Eds.), Self, identity, and social movements (pp. 172-190). Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.
  • Deaux, K., & Stewart, A. (2001). Framing gender identity. In R. Unger (Ed.), Handbook of the psychology of women and gender. New York: John Wiley.
  • Kite, M. E., Deaux, K., & Haines, E. (2008). Gender stereotypes. In F. L. Denmark & M. A. Paludi (Eds.), Psychology of Women: A handbook of issues and theories (2nd ed., pp. 205-236). Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
  • Stewart, A., & Deaux, K. (2012). Personality and social contexts as sources of change and continuity across the life span. In K. Deaux & M. Snyder (Eds.), Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Wiley, S., & Deaux, K. (2011). The bicultural identity performance of immigrants. In A. Azzi, X. Chryssochoou, B. Klandermans, & B. Simon (Eds.), Identity and participation in culturally diverse societies: A multidisciplinary perspective (pp. 49-68). New York: Blackwell/Wiley. [Honorable Mention, 2010 Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Prize, SPSSI]

Kay Deaux
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