Program: PhD in Developmental Psychology
Year entered Program: 2017
Research Interests: Gender development, peer socialization
Principal Advisor(s): Dr. Niobe Way
Research Description/Bio: Anna Bennet is a doctoral candidate in the Developmental Psychology program at NYU Steinhardt. She received her B.A. in Cultural Analysis and Women’s Studies from Gallatin, NYU and her M.A. in Psychology from GSAS, NYU. Prior to coming to Steinhardt, Anna was part of Dr. Catherine Good’s research team at Baruch, CUNY, examining links between gender identity and stereotype threat vulnerability, as well as methods to reduce the presence of STEM-related stereotype threat in educational contexts. Anna’s primary academic interests are gender development and peer socialization among children, adolescents and young adults. She is currently working on projects with Dr. Niobe Way and Dr. Diane Ruble that investigate peer contexts in early childhood and adolescence, and how they link to various aspects of adjustment.