Wendy WoodProvost Professor of Psychology and Business
Director of Social Behavior Laboratory
Phone: (213) 740-5504
Office: SGM 805
- B.S. Psychology, University of Illinois, 1975
- Ph.D. Social Psychology, University of Massachusetts, 1980
- Provost Professor of Psychology and Business, University of Southern California, 08/15/2009-
- James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University, 2004-2009
- Helen Putnam Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, 2007-2008
- Establishing habits for new products, (Procter & Gamble), $125,000, 2010-2011
- National Science Foundation, SEP Program, Creating an Energy Literate Society of Humans, Buildings, And Agents for Sustainable Energy Management, $1,550,000, 09/01/2012-08/31/2015
- Wood, W., Eagly, A. H. (2010). Gender. 5 Handbook of Social PsychologyWiley.
- Neal, D., Wood, W., Drolet, A. (2013). Habits can aid goal adherence: Profits and pitfalls of strong habits under self-control depletion. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. (104), pp. 959-975.
- Eagly, A. H., Wood, W. (2013). The nature-nurture debates: 25 Years of challenges in understanding the psychology of gender. Perspectives on Psychological Science. Vol. 8, pp. 340-357.
- Neal, D., Wood, W., Labrecque, J., Lally, P. (2012). How do habits guide behavior? Perceived and actual triggers of habits in daily life. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. (48), pp. 492-498.
- Wood, W., Eagly, A. (2012). Biosocial construction of sex differences and similarities in behavior. Advances in experimental social psychology. Vol. 46, pp. 55-124.
- Neal, D., Wood, W., Wu, M., Kurlander, D. (2011). The pull of the past: When do habits persist despite conflict with motives?. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. Vol. 37 (1428-1437)
- Wood, W., Ridgeway, C. (2010). Gender: An interdisciplinary perspective. Social Psychology Quarterly. Vol. 73, pp. 334-339.
- Aldrich, J., Montgomery, J., Wood, W. (2010). Turnout as a habit. Political Behavior.
- Leander, N. P., Chartrand, T., Wood, W. (2010). Mind your mannerisms: Eliciting stereotype conformity through behavioral mimicry. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.
- Quinn, J. M., Pascoe, A. M., Neal, D. T., Wood, W. (2010). Can't Help Yourself? Monitor Those Bad Habits. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin/Sage. Vol. 36, pp. 499-511.
- Hall, D., Matz, D., Wood, W. (2010). Why don't we practice what we preach? A meta-analytic review of religious racism. Personality and Social Psychology Review/Sage. Vol. 14, pp. 126-139.
- Rothman, A. J., Sheeran, P., Wood, W. (2009). Reflective and automatic processes in the initiation and maintenance of food choices. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. Vol. 38, pp. S4-S17.
- Wood, W., Neal, D. T. (2009). The Habitual Consumer. Journal of Consumer Psychology/Elsevier. (19), pp. 579-592.
- Best Paper of the Year in Journal of Consumer Psychology, 2011-2012
- Vice Dean for Social Sciences, 08/16/2012-10/31/2015
- President, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, 2016-2017
Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History
Tenure Track Appointments
Description of Research
Summary Statement of Research Interests
My research addresses questions of how habits form and change, how people are influenced by social groups, and what are the bases for gender differences in social behavior.
Gifts and Endowments
Other Funded Research
Honors and Awards
Service to the University
Service to the Profession
- Department of Psychology
- University of Southern California
- SGM 501
- 3620 South McClintock Ave.
- Los Angeles, CA 90089-1061
- Phone: (213) 740 - 2203