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Eleanor E. Maccoby

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Eleanor Maccoby
Chuck Painter / Stanford News Service

In this interview, Eleanor Emmons Maccoby offers great insight into her career in the Psychology Department at Stanford University. Much of the conversation focuses on her research into behavior, gender, and linguistic development, from the study of how young children behave to the ways in which language changes based on circumstance and age. She describes the Psychology Department’s faculty and administration, as well as the ways in which it has changed over the years. Dr. Maccoby also speaks of the interdisciplinary research efforts that took place on campus during her tenure, and briefly touches on the difficulties faced by female faculty in the middle of the 20th century. 

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