Hazel Markus

Hazel Markus, PhD, is a prominent social psychologist, best known for her work in self-conceptualization. Along with Jennifer Eberhardt, Dr. Markus co-directs the Mind, Culture, and Society Research Lab in the Stanford Psychology Department. The lab explores the ways in which culture and its products shape individuals, and the ways in which individuals in turn shape their culture.


Dr. Markus has been a professor of psychology at Stanford University since 1994. Previously, at the University of Michigan, she was a faculty member in the Department of Psychology and a research scientist at the Institute for Social Research. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Society and the American Psychological Association (APA), a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a former John Simon Guggenheim fellow, former President of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), and the 2002 recipient of the Donald T. Campbell award from SPSP for contributions to social psychology. She was recently recognized for her groundbreaking work on culture and ethnicity in 2008 when she received the APA Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award.


Currently, Dr. Markus serves as Director of Stanford's Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity.

To learn more about Hazel Markus, visit http://www-psych.stanford.edu/~hmarkus/


Published work

Clash!: 8 Cultural Conflicts that Make Us Who We Are (Penguin/Hudson Street Press, 2013)