Rachael D. Robnett In The News

Profile: Rachael D. Robnett

Asian News International
November 26, 2017
While women are increasingly choosing to keep their maiden name after marriage, a new study suggests that this choice can influence how people look at the husband.
November 25, 2017
Today in “Why is this still a thing?”: Keeping your maiden name could affect how people view your husband.
November 24, 2017
An increasing number of women are choosing to keep their maiden name upon marrying.
November 24, 2017
These days, it's not assumed that a woman will take her husband's surname when they tie the knot, and many are keeping their own.
November 24, 2017
A man seems more feminine if a wife keeps her own family name.
November 21, 2017
When a woman chooses not to take her husband's surname after marriage, people perceive her husband as being higher in traits related to femininity and lower in traits related to masculinity. He is also perceived as having less power in the relationship. This is according to a study led by Rachael Robnett of the University of Nevada in the US. The research is published in Springer's journal Sex Roles and is the first to examine whether people's perceptions of a man's personality vary depending on whether his wife adopts his surname or retains her own.
November 21, 2017
Increasingly, women are keeping their surname when they get married. But they remain a minority, and some researchers suggest the social costs of bucking tradition may explain why.
Minnesota Daily
October 29, 2017
A new initiative looks to reduce gender and minority gaps in STEM classrooms. Rachael Robnett, a University of Nevada-Las Vegas psychology professor, discussed two major barriers preventing women and other underrepresented minorities from succeeding in STEM.