About the Author
Janet Shibley Hyde, the Helen Thompson Woolley Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, received her education at Oberlin College and the University of California, Berkeley. She has taught a course in the psychology of women since 1973, first at Bowling Green State University, then at Denison University, and now at the University of Wisconsin. Her research interests are in the psychology of women, human sexuality, and gender-role development. Author of the textbook Understanding Human Sexuality, she is a past-President of the Society for the Psychology of Women and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. She has received many other honors, including an award for excellence in teaching at Bowling Green State University, the Chancellor's Award for teaching at the University of Wisconsin, and the Heritage Award from the Society for the Psychology of Women for career contributions to research on the psychology of women.