Lecturer on Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Nicole Noll is a social psychologist who studies everyday actions like posture and gestures to understand their relationship to our thoughts and behaviors. She is especially interested in movement habits that are typically thought of as gendered, or that are otherwise relevant to the experiences of members of marginalized groups. In her research, Nicole examines how kinematic embodiments of culturally- and historically-situated social categories (e.g., gender/sex, race, class, age, etc.) develop and change over time and contribute to individuals' lived experiences. Nicole is also interested in how beliefs about gender/sex contribute to an individual's other attitudes and to their behavior.
In the 2021-22 academic year, Nicole will be teaching Psychology of the Gendered Body (fall) and Psychology of Women (spring). She has also taught courses on nonverbal behavior, attitudes and persuasion, and conscious and unconscious mental processes.
Nicole holds a doctorate in Social Psychology from Temple University, where she concurrently completed a graduate certificate in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies.
Courses Taught in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality
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