Rachael D. Robnett In The News

Profile: Rachael D. Robnett

January 5, 2017
New research published in the journal Sex Roles examined how women who choose to keep their own surname after marriage are perceived in the United States.
January 5, 2017
In news that will probably surprise absolutely no one, new research has shown that women who don’t change their names when they get married are perceived by other people to be much less committed to their marriages than those who do are.
January 5, 2017
It considers the opinion of more than 900 female undergraduates and just under 300 male undergrads on the topic, revealing that those women who chose to keep their surnames are perceived to be less committed to marriage.
January 5, 2017
In the context of equal rights, it has been possible for women since 1976 in Germany to choose their own last name at a wedding ceremony to the family name. Scientists from UNLV have now conducted a study in the United States examining how women who keep their maiden name are seen by their fellow humans.
The Daily Dot
January 4, 2017
A new study of college students reveals that, despite many feminist ideas becoming more mainstream, we’re still punishing women for not changing their name for heterosexual marriage. The study, which questioned far more women than men, showed undergraduate students think women who don’t change their names weren’t as committed to their spouses.
April 24, 2015
We canvassed the world of the social and behavioral sciences, looking for rising stars whose careers promise to make a lasting mark. Rachael Robnett runs UNLV’s Social Development Research Lab, where she studies why women and minorities are under-represented in science-related fields.
Houston Chronicle
October 21, 2014
Researchers Rachael Robnett, of the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, and Campbell Leaper, at the University of California at Santa Cruz, asked high school kids about their attitudes toward STEM courses. An adolescent's attitude correlated to those of his or her classmates.