Department of Psychology

Associate Professor


Sample Publications

(Smith student coauthors in bold type)

1) Duncan, L. E., & Owen-Smith, A. (in press).  Powerlessness and the use of indirect aggression in friendships. Sex Roles.

2) Duncan, L. E. & Stewart, A. J. (in press). Personal political salience: The role of personality in collective identity and action. Political Psychology.

3) Wraga, M., Duncan, L.E., Jacobs, E., Helt, M., & Church, J.  (in press).  Stereotype susceptibility narrows the gender gap in imagined self-rotation performance. Psychonomic Bulletin  & Review.

4) Duncan, L. E. (2006). What feminist and political psychologists can learn from each other:  The case of authoritarianism. Feminism & Psychology, 16,59-65.

5) Duncan, L. E. (2005).  Personal political salience as a self-schema:  Consequences for political information processing. Political Psychology, 26,965-976.

6) Duncan, L. E., Peterson, B. E., & Ax, E. E.  (2003). Authoritarianism as an agent of status quo maintenance:  Implications for women's career and family lives.  Sex Roles, 49,619-630.

7) Duncan, L. E. (2003). Understanding leaders of repressive social movements. Analysis of Social Issues and Public Policy, 3, 181-184.

8) Duncan, L. E., Wentworth, P. A., Owen-Smith, A., & LaFavor, T.  (2002). Midlife educational, career, and family outcomes of women educated at
two single-sex colleges.  Sex Roles, 47, 237-247.

9) Peterson, B. E., Duncan, L. E., & Pang, J. S.  (2002).  Authoritarianism and political impoverishment:  Deficits in knowledge and civic disinterest.  Political Psychology, 23, 97-112.

10) Duncan, L. E. (2001).  Political Behavior.  In J. Worell (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Gender (pp. 817-826).  San Diego, CA:  Academic Press. 

11) Cole, E. R., Zucker, A. N., & Duncan, L. E. (2001).  Changing society, changing women (and men).  In R. Unger (Ed.), Handbook on the psychology of women and gender (410-423).  New York:  Wiley.

12) Duncan, L. E. & Stewart, A. J. (2000).  A generational analysis of women's rights activists.  Psychology of Women Quarterly, 24, 297-308.

13) Duncan, L. E. (1999). Motivation for collective action:  Group consciousness as mediator of personality, life experiences, and women's rights activism. Political Psychology, 20, 611-635.

14) Peterson, B. E., & Duncan, L. E. (1999a).  Generative concern, political commitment, and charitable actions.  Journal of Adult Development, 6, 105-118.

15) Peterson, B. E. & Duncan, L. E. (1999b).  Authoritarianism of parents and offspring:   Intergenerational politics and adjustment to college. Journal of Research in Personality, 33, 494-513.

16) Agronick, G. S., & Duncan, L. E. (1998).  Personality and social change:  Individual differences, life path, and importance attributed to the women's movement. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 74, 1545-1555. 

17) Duncan, L. E., & Williams, L. M. (1998).  Gender role socialization and male-on-male vs. female-on-male child sexual abuse. Sex Roles, 39, 765-785. 

18) Winter, D. G., John, O. P., Stewart, A. J., Klohnen, E. C., & Duncan, L. E. (1998).  Traits and motives: Toward an integration of two traditions in personality research. Psychological Review, 105, 230-250.    

19) Duncan, L. E., Peterson, B. E., & Winter, D. G. (1997). Authoritarianism and gender roles: Toward a psychological analysis of hegemonic relationships.  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 23, 41-49.

20) Duncan, L. E., & Agronick, G. S. (1995).  The intersection of life stage and social events:  Personality and life outcomes.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 69, 558-568.

21) Duncan, L. E., & Stewart, A. J. (1995).  Still bringing the Vietnam war home: Sources of contemporary student activism.  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 21, 914-924.

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