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Psychology of Women Section
This Section aims to draw together all those working in different areas of psychology who share an interest in the psychology of women, and to provide a forum within which issues in this field may be debated.
POWS was set up as a subsection of the British Psychological Society in 1988 to:
The Section's main activities are:
The Psychology of Women Section (POWS) works within the BPS highlighting issues of gender and inequality in academic and applied psychology in order to positively influence policy and practice. Our aims are to promote the psychology of women in academic and professional domains and to give information to the public and the discipline about psychological, social, and economic problems of women and minority groups.
Our goals are to:
A bi-annual publication that provides a forum for discussion of all aspects of the psychology of women in research, teaching and professional practice. It aims to encourage the development of theory and practice concerning gender and other social inequalities.
POWS holds a three-day conference, which covers a wide range of issues including: gender, mental health, women's health, feminist theory, masculinity, sexualities qualitative methodologies, disability, ethnicity and racism.
Some financial support is available upon request from students, unemployed and/or those who would otherwise be unable to attend the conference.
The POWS annual undergraduate and postgraduate student prize is awarded at the Annual Conference. The winner receives £200, the opportunity to present a paper at the annual conference (registration fees are waived and UK travel paid), and publication of the submission in POWS Review (subject to normal review process).
Feminism and Psychology
POWS members are entitled to a 20% subscription discount to this leading international journal on SAGE website
In order to join the Psychology of Women Section you must be a member, affiliate, student subscriber or e-subscriber of the British Psychological Society. Please note, you are able to join the BPS as an e-subscriber for an annual fee of £10 which then allows you to join POWS.
Annual membership of this Section is currently 15 GBP (5 GBP for student members)
To join this section, please download the Sections application form
or email subscriptions
If you do not wish to join the British Psychological Society or section, you can take out an individual or institutional subscription to the Psychology of Women Section periodical, the POWS Review. For subscription to this, please contact our Commercial Sales Team on 0116 252 9551