Research psychologist & Author

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About me

Rosalind C. Barnett, Ph.D. is an award-winning research psychologist, prolific author, and frequent keynote speaker. Alone and with others, she has published over 115 articles, 43 chapters, and ten books. Dr. Barnett has directed research projects for the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Science Foundation, and others. 


Dr. Barnett's current work, while continuously evolving, focuses on the obstacles women face as they confront powerful stereotypes about who they should be so that they can build authentic lives.


Over her career, Dr. Barnett has held senior research positions at the Wellesley College's Centers for Women, The Henry A. Murray Research Center at Harvard University, and Brandeis University. She co-authors a blog on the Psychology Today website, entitled, A Woman’s Place.


Dr. Barnett frequently addresses audiences both here and abroad on a range of topics, including: 

  • Gender differences and similarities
  • The challenges and rewards of combining work and family
  • Obstacles confronting women in the workplace
  • Reimagining tomorrow for our new long lives
  • Women’s struggles to battle gender stereotypes and find authenticity.

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Rosalind C. Barnett

Rosalind C. Barnett