Diane F. Halpern
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Halpern received her B.A. from University of Pennsylvania and an M.A. from Temple University. She then received an M.A., from University of Cincinnati, followed by a Ph.D. from that institution in 1979. After teaching for many years at the California State University, San Bernardino, she is currently Professor of Psychology and Director of the Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children at Claremont McKenna College.
In 1995, Halpern was part of an 11-member APA task force led by Ulric Neisser which published "Intelligence: Knowns and Unknowns," a report written in response to The Bell Curve. She has also written on cognitive differences between men and women. She suggests a biopsychosocial model offers superior insight into cognitive sex differences than a simple nature-vs-nurture dichotomy. Another topic of her research is risks associated with left-handedness. Halpern has also written in opposition of single-sex schooling, noting that it "lacks scientific support and may exaggerate sexism and gender stereotyping." 
Halpern has won awards for her teaching and research, including:
- 2002 Outstanding Professor Award from the Western Psychological Association
- 1999 American Psychological Foundation (APF) Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching Award
- 1996 Distinguished Career Award for Contributions to Education given by the American Psychological Association
- 1996 California State University's State-Wide Outstanding Professor Award
- 1996 Outstanding Alumna Award from the University of Cincinnati
- 1996 Silver Medal Award from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
- Wang Family Excellence Award
- G. Stanley Hall Lecture Award from the American Psychological Association.
- Halpern, D. F. & Murphy, S.E. (Eds.). (2005). From Work-Family Balance to Work-Family Interaction: Changing the Metaphor. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. Publishers.
- Halpern, D.F. (2005). "How time-flexible work policies can reduce stress, improve health, and save money". Stress and Health, 21.
- Halpern, D. F. (2004). "A cognitive-process taxonomy for sex differences in cognitive abilities". Current Directions in Psychological Science, 13 (4), 135-139.
- Halpern, D. F. (2003). Thought and Knowledge: An Introduction to Critical Thinking (4th Edition). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. Publishers. Also published in Russian (2003).
- Halpern, D. F. & Riggio, H. (2003). Thinking Critically About Critical Thinking (4th ed.) Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. Publishers. (with separate instructors' manual)
- Halpern, D. F., & Hakel, M. D. (2003). "Applying the Science of Learning to the University and Beyond: Teaching for Long-Term Retention and Transfer". Change, July/August, 2-13.
- Halpern, D. F., & Hakel, M. D. (Eds.), (2002). Applying the Science of Learning to the University and Beyond. New Directions for Teaching and Learning. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
- Halpern, D. F. (2000). Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities (3rd Edition). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, Associates, Inc. Publishers.
- Halpern, D. F. (1997). Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum: A Brief Edition of Thought and Knowledge. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. Also published in Spanish (2000).
- Halpern, D. F., & Voiskounsky, A. E. (Eds.), (1997). States of Mind: American & Post-Soviet Perspectives on Contemporary Issues in Psychology. NY: Oxford University Press.
- Reuters (April 4, 1991). Being Left-Handed May Be Dangerous To Life, Study Says. New York Times
- Science (September 23, 2011). The Pseudoscience of Single-Sex Schooling. Science
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- Diane F. Halpern profile via Edge magazine
- Diane F. Halpern website via Claremont McKenna College
- Candidate statement for her successful bid for APA president.