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Location: TBA  |  Thursday, February 7  |  8:30 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. 


Session 1: Gender Biases and Gender-Based Harassment: Where Are We Now?

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”

Session 2: Confronting Gender Biases and Gender-Based Harassment

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

Session 3: Gender Stereotypes and Differences Across Cultures

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. 

Submissions for this preconference are now closed.


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


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