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Location: D136 |  Thursday, February 7  |  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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Designed for gender researchers, this preconference brings together emerging and classic approaches to understanding the social psychology of gender. Researchers will address a range of evidence and frameworks to understand gender. Symposia will focus on classic and contemporary topics (e.g., intersectionality, gender identity), and a data blitz session will highlight innovative work. 


8:00am-9:00am: Breakfast 

9:00am-10:30am: Symposium Session 1: Gender Biases and Gender-Based Harassment: Where Are We Now?

Moderator: Jennifer Bosson

Toni Schmader, University of British Columbia
    “Norms of Exclusion, Norms of Acceptance: How Environments Cue Fit for Women in STEM”
Aneeta Rattan, London Business School
    “Keeping Sexism Modern: How Current Events Shape the Expression of Gender Bias”
Terri Vescio, Pennsylvania State University
    “Threats to Masculinity, Likelihood of Sexual Harassment, and Endorsement of Rape Myths”

10:30am-11:00am: Morning Coffee Break

11:00am-11:30am: Data Blitz 1: Gender and STEM / Science Representation

Yanitsa Toneva & Andrei Cimpian, New York University
“Greater Male Variability Could be Explained by Gender Differences in Socialization”
Brittany Tokasey, Tiffany Ito, & Sarah Banchefsky, University of Colorado Boulder
“The Effects of Performed Femininity on Perceptions of Women’s Scientificness”
India Johnson, Elon University; Evava Pietri, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis; Felicia Fullilove, National Science Foundation
“When Race and Gender Collide: Exploring Effective Role Models for Black Women Students in STEM Environments”
Oriane Georgeac & Aneeta Rattan, London Business School
“Does the ‘Business Case for Diversity’ Work or Hurt?”
Tessa Charlesworth & Mahzarin Banaji, Harvard University
“Implicit and Explicit Gender Stereotypes Reveal Long-Term Change from 2007-2017”
11:30am-12:45pm: Lunch 

12:45pm-2:15pm: Symposium Session 2: Confronting Gender Biases and Gender-Based Harassment

Moderator: Leslie Ashburn-Nardo

Jessica Good, Davidson College
    “Time to Stand Up: Motivation to Confront Sexism”
Jessica Remedios, Tufts University
    “Supportive Bystanders Reduce the Interpersonal Costs Perceived by Women who Confront Sexism”
Margo MonteithPurdue University
    “But I Love Women! Overcoming Obstacles to Effective Confrontations of Gender Bias”

2:15pm-2:45pm: Data Blitz 2: Gender Inequity, Power, and Leadership 
Pufan Huang, Stanford University; Shunyao Li, Peking University; Ruoyun Wang, Imperial College London; Yanwen Luo, Beijing Normal University; Yunge Liu, Shandong University; Junyi Liao, Xi’an Jiaotong University; Zibo Yuan, Shandong University; Alice Kathmandu, Stanford University
“Large-Scale Data Reveal Vast Gender Inequality in Social and Personality Psychology”
Susie Lee & Melody Chao, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; & Hongwei He, Alliance Manchester Business School
“Gender Inequality = ‘Her Issue’?: Understanding Inequality from a Social Consensus Perspective”
Rachael Goodwin, Samantha Dodson, Jacqueline Chen, & Kristina Diekmann, University of Utah
“Why Women Don’t ‘Lean In’ to Leadership Positions”
Thekla Morgenroth, Teri Kirby, Antonia Sudkaemper, & Michelle Ryan, University of Exeter
“Are Women Appointed to Precarious Leadership Positions? A Meta-Analysis of the Glass Cliff Phenomenon”
Julia Spielmann & Chadly Stern, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
“The Psychological Impact of Perceiving the Gender Status Quo as Legitimate”
2:45pm-3:00pm: Afternoon Coffee Break

3:00pm-4:30pm: Symposium Session 3: Gender Stereotypes and Differences Across Cultures

Moderator: Alyssa Croft

Ethan Zell, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    “Mars, Venus, or Earth? Evaluating Gender Similarities and Differences using Metasynthesis”
Loes Meeussen, University of Leuven
    “The Role of Culture and Gender in Combining Work and Family”
Amanda Diekman, Indiana University
    “Cross-Cultural Variation in Beliefs about Gender and Roles from a Social Role Perspective”


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Data blitzes are brief (5 minute) talks that feature cutting-edge findings in gender research.  Submit your most exciting and timely research on any topic related to the social psychology of gender.  We seek data blitzes that inspire conversation, provoke thought, and generate ideas.  We encourage applications from graduate students and faculty at all levels, although preference is often given to graduate student speakers. 

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Leslie Ashburn-Nardo, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
Jennifer Bosson, University of South Florida
Alyssa CroftUniversity of Arizona


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