Degree: Experimental Psychology, McMaster University
Research Interests/Specialties: Psychology of Women; Gender; Human Sexuality
Joined ISU: August, 1987
Dr. Anderson received her Ph.D. in 1985 from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. She teaches the Psychology of Women, Human Sexuality, and Research Methods, and courses in gender and sexuality. Her research interests include gender and sexuality, and attitudes toward feminist/feminism. She has an affiliate appointment in the Women's Studies Program and is the Director of the Master's Program in Psychology.
Anderson, V.N., Simpson-Taylor, D., & Herrmann, D.J. (2004). Gender, age, and rape supportive rules. Sex Roles, 50, 77-90.
Sheets, V.L. & Anderson, V.N. (2004, May). Sex in atypical places: Personality attributes and gender. Poster presented at the American Psychological Society, Chicago, IL.
Thoemmes, F., Altstötter-Gleich, C., & Anderson, V. N. (2005, May). Construct validation of the gender typed scale with an American sample. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
Gourley, M.K., & Anderson, V.N. (2007, February). Lend me your ears: Feminist orientation and perceptions of speakers. Poster presented at the Association for Women in Psychology, San Francisco, CA.
Reed Hughes, K. Y., & Anderson, V.N., (2007). What turns women on?: Black and White women's sexual arousal, International Journal of Sexual Health, 19, 17-31.
Anderson, V.N. (2009). What's in a label? Judgments of feminist men and feminist women. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 33, 206-215.
Reed Hughes, K.Y., & Anderson, V.N., (2010). What turns women on?: Black and White women's sexual arousal. In N.B. Moore, J.K. Davidson, Sr., & T.D. Fisher (Eds.), Speaking of Sexuality: Interdisciplinary Readings (3rd ed., pp. 180-190). New York: Oxford University Press.
Gerhardstein, K.R., & Anderson, V.N. (2010). There's more than meets the eye: Facial appearance and evaluations of transsexual people. Sex Roles, 62, 361-373.
Glotfelter, M.A., & Anderson, V.N. (2011). Gender self-esteem and sexual prejudice. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.