Dr. Katie Lawson

Dr. Katie Lawson

Associate Professor of Psychological Science

Curriculum Vitae


Room:NQ 106


College of Notre Dame of Maryland, B.S., 2007
Radford University, M.A., 2009
The Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D., 2014

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Research Interests

Very broadly, I am interested in the associations among work, family, and gender across the lifespan. This has led to two lines of research. First, my research focuses on the positive and negative associations between work and family, including the role of work-family conflict on employee and family health. Second, my research focuses on the role of family and gender in occupational choices, which includes research examining women’s and men’s pursuit of gender atypical careers.

Selected Publications

Lawson, K. M., *Sun, X., McHale, S. M. (in press). Family-friendly for her, longer hours for him: Actor-partner model linking work-family environments to work-family interference. Manuscript accepted for publication at Journal of Family Psychology.

Lawson, K. M., *Kooiman, L. Y., & *Kuchta, O. (2018). Professors’ behaviors and attributes that promote U.S. women’s success in male-dominated academic majors: Results from a mixed-methods study. Sex Roles, 78, 542-560. doi: 10.1007/s11199-017-0809-0

Lawson, K. M., & Lee, S. (2018). Better previous night sleep is associated with less next day work-to-family conflict mediated by higher work performance among female nursing home workers. Sleep Health: Journal of the National Sleep Foundation, 4, 485-491. doi: 10.1016/j.sleh.2018.07.005

Lawson, K. M., Lee, B., Crouter, A. C., & McHale, S. M. (2018). Development and correlates of gendered occupational aspirations and attainment from middle childhood to young adulthood. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 107, 209-221. doi: 10.1016/j.jvb.2018.05.002

Lawson, K. M. (2017). Mechanisms underlying parent and child occupational consistency: A critical review. Community, Work & Family, 1-20. doi: 10.1080/13668803.2017.1284761

Lawson, K. M., Davis, K. D., McHale, S. M., Almeida, D. M., Kelly, E. L, & King. R. B. (2016). Effects of workplace intervention on affective well-being in employees’ children. Developmental Psychology, 52(5), 772-777. doi: 10.1037/dev0000098

Lawson, K. M., Crouter, A. C., & McHale, S. M. (2015). Links between family gender socialization experiences in childhood and gendered occupational attainment in young adulthood. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 90, 26-35. doi: 10.1016/j.jvb.2015.07.003

Davis, K. D., Lawson, K. M., Almeida, D. M., Kelly, E. L., King, R. B., Hammer, L. B., et al. (2015). Effects of a workplace intervention on parent-child time: Evidence from the Work, Family, Health Study. Pediatrics, 135(5), 875-882. doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-2057

Lawson, K. M., Davis, K. D., McHale, S. M., Hammer, L. B., & Buxton, O. M. (2014). Daily positive spillover and crossover from mothers’ work to youth health. Journal of Family Psychology, 28(6), 897-907. doi: 10.1037/fam0000028

Lawson, K. M., & Lips, H. M. (2014). The role of self-perceived agency and job attainability in women’s impressions of successful women in masculine occupations. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 44, 433-441. doi: 10.1111/jasp.12236