Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Science

Jacqueline (Jackie) S. Weinstock, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Human Development and Family Science undergraduate program. She is also an affiliated faculty member in the Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Program at UVM, which offers a minor in Sexuality and Gender Identity Studies.

A lifespan developmental psychologist by training with a focus on adult development and aging, her scholarship and teaching focus on the intersections of individual developmental factors and socio-cultural conditions as they affect life outcomes. Current areas of interest include lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender development, relationships and communities; promoting healthy aging; evaluating social justice programs and trainings; and understanding and promoting college student development, especially critical thinking, connected knowing and community engagement through service-learning.


Weinstock, J. S., & Rothblum, E. D. (Eds.) (2017). Lesbian friendships. Special issue for Journal of Lesbian Studies.

Weinstock, J. S., & Rothblum, E. D. (Eds.) (2004). Lesbian ex-lovers: The really long-term relationships. Binghamton, NY: Harrington Park Press. (Simultaneously published as a special double issue of the Journal of Lesbian Studies, 8(3/4), 2004.)

Weinstock, J. S., & Bond, L. A. (2002). Building bridges: Examining lesbians' and heterosexual women's close friendships with each other. Lesbian Studies, 6(1), 149-161.

Weinstock, J. S. (2000). Lesbian friendships at midlife: Patterns and possibilities for the 21st century. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 11, 1-32.

Weinstock, J. S., & Bond, L. A. (2000). Conceptions of conflict in close friendships and ways of knowing among young adult college women: A developmental framework. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships: Special Issue on Relationship Conflict, 17, 689-698.

Bond, L. A., Belenky, M. F., and Weinstock, J. S. (2000). The Listening Partners Program: An initiative toward feminist community psychology in action. American Journal of Community Psychology, 28, 697-730.

Bond, L. A., Belenky, M. F., & Weinstock, J. S. (1998). The politics of prevention: Community women as leaders in the developmental tradition. Journal of Primary Prevention, 16(2), pp. 105-115.

Rothblum, E. D., Morris, J. F., & Weinstock, J. S. (1995). Women in the Antarctic: Risk-taking and social consequences. World Psychology, 1(1), 83-112.

Morris, J. F., Weinstock, J. S., & Rothblum, E. D. (1994). Women in the Antarctic: Constructive risk-taking and social consequences. Antarctic Journal of the United States, 24, 379-383.

Six Spoke Collective (Berman, J. S., Burgmeier, P. T., Cogan, J., Parrish, L. M., Srebnik, D. S., & Weinstock, J. S.) (1991). Feminism and psychology: A dangerous liaison. Women and Therapy: A Feminist Quarterly, 11, 103-110.


Belenky, M. F., Bond, L. A., & Weinstock, J. S. (1997). A tradition that has no name: Nurturing the development of people, families, and communities. New York: Basic Books.

Book Chapters

Weinstock, J. S. (2019). Integrating lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues in the Psychology curriculum. Chapter to be published in Teaching a Multiculturalism-Informed Psychology of People (Editors J. A. Mena & K. Quina). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Stanley, J., Burnes, T., & Weinstock, J. S. (2017). Historical perspective on teaching LGBTQ Psychology. In Teaching LGBTQ psychology: Queering innovative pedagogy and practice (Editors: T. Burnes & J. Stanley). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Weinstock, J. S. (2009). (My) stories of lesbian friendship. In P. L. Hammack & B. J. Cohler (Eds.), The story of sexual identity: Narrative perspectives on the gay and lesbian life course (pp. 177-205). New York: Oxford University Press.

Weinstock, J., & Krehbiel, M. (2009). Fat youth as common targets for bullying. In E. Rothblum & S. Solovay (Eds.), The Fat Studies Reader (pp. 120-126). New York: New York University Press.

Stanley, J. S., & Weinstock, J. S. (2004). Friendship. In M. Stein (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History in America (pp. 412-420). New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons.

Weinstock, J. S. (2003). Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex issues in the psychology curriculum. In P. Bronstein & K. Quina (Eds.), Teaching gender and multicultural awareness: Resources for the Psychology classroom (pp. 285-297). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Weinstock, J. S. (1998). Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender friendships in adulthood: Review and analysis. In C. J. Patterson & A. R. D’Augelli (Eds.), Lesbian, gay, and bisexual identities in families: Psychological perspectives (pp. 122-153). New York: Oxford University Press.

Bond, L. A., Belenky, M. F., Weinstock, J. S., & Cook, T. V. (1996). Imagining and engaging one's children: Lessons from poor, rural, New England mothers. In S. Harkness & C. M. Super (Eds.), Parents’ cultural belief systems: Their origins, expressions, and consequences (pp. 467-495). New York: The Guilford Press.

Awards and Recognition

  • Faculty Leadership Award (2005, 2002), LGBTQA Services of the Diversity and Equity Unit at UVM, for excellence in service to the LGBTQA and UVM communities (annual award initiated in 2002; formerly awarded Outstanding Faculty Award (1999-2000)
  • Pride Center (Then R.U.1.2? Queer Community Center) Volunteer of the Year Award (2005)
  • Vermont Campus Compact Engaged Scholar Award Nomination (Spring, 2005)
  • Weinstock Service Award (2001), LGBTQA Services, award was created and named in my honor in 2001 for “Service and Honor to the UVM LGBT Community”
  • Colin Higgins Courage Award Nomination (Spring, 2001), Colin Higgins Foundation, San Francisco, for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer adults who have made strong impact in the lives of LGBTQ youth or the overall LGBTQ movement
  • Award for Public Service (2000), American College Personnel Association
  • Service-Learning Faculty Fellowship Award (1999-2000), UVM Center for Teaching & Learning
  • Outstanding Book Award Nomination (1998), Association for Women in Psychology

Associations and Affiliations

American Psychological Association Division Memberships: Division 9: Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Division 35: Society for the Psychology of Women, Division 44: Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender ssues, Division 45: Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race; International Association for Relationship Research (IARR)

Jacqueline Weinstock

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

  • Adult development and aging
  • Friendships
  • Sexual and gender identities


  • Certificate in Gerontology/Aging Certificate, University of Vermont
  • Ph.D. in Experimental/Developmental Psychology, University of Vermont
  • M.S. in Experimental/Developmental Psychology, University of Vermont


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Office Location:

Mann Hall 208

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