Eastern Michigan University
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Natalie Dove

Assitant Professor

361E Science Complex



Home Department

English Department


BS, Psychology, Ball State University, 1998
MS, Social Psychology, Purdue University, 2001
PhD, Social Psychology, Purdue University, 2004

Interests and Expertise

Dr. Dove is interested in how gender influences decision making regarding risky sexual behavior. In addition, she has been studying the ways in which women who change their surname after marriage are perceived within their families and career environments as compared to women who do not change their surnames. Lastly, Dr. Dove has been studying the formation, maintenance, application and reduction of gender stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination.

Publications and Presentations

Agnew, C. R. & Dove, N. L. (2011). Relationship commitment and perceptions of harm to self. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 33, 322-332.

Dove, N. (2009). Androgyny. In J. O’Brien (Ed.), Encyclopedia of gender and society. Los Angeles, CA: Sage.

Dovidio, J. F., Kawakami, K., Dove, N., & Gaertner, S. L. (2008). The roles of implicit and explicit processes in contemporary prejudice. R. E. Petty, R. H. Fazio, & P. Brinol (Eds.), Attitudes: Insights from the new wave of implicit measures. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Le, B., Dove, N. L., Agnew, C. R., Korn, M. S. & Mutso, A. A. (2010). Predicting nonmarital romantic relationship dissolution: A meta-analytic synthesis. Personal Relationships, 17, 377-390.

Portnoy, D. B., Dove, N., & Marsh, K. L. (2010). Perceiving interpersonally-mediated risk in virtual environments. Virtual Reality, 14, 67-76.

Courses Taught

  • WGST/PSY 242: Psychology of Women
  • WGST 202: Introduction to Gender and Sexuality

The Women's and Gender Studies Department is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.4344