Psychology of Women

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Professor Pam Maras from the University Greenwich has been elected as the next President of the International Union of Psychological Science (iupSYs).

She is the first woman to hold this position in the organisation’s history.

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Judges are not perfect, but we expect them to approach their cases clinically and with detachment, interpreting them on their merits, uninfluenced by stereotypes around skin colour, age, or … gender.

But a new study duscussed on our Research Digest blog has analysed the sentencing remarks made by judges in domestic murder cases (defined as murder between heterosexual spouses) and found that they framed killings by men in far more lenient and forgiving terms than killings by women.

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A US investigation has found that men and women assume female researchers with more stereotypically feminine looks are less likely to be scientists and more likely to be school teachers or journalists.

The superficial femininity or masculinity of male scientists, by contrast, was not related to observers' judgments about the likelihood that they were scientists. For both male and female scientists, those considered more attractive were thought less likely to be a scientist.

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When talking about troubling sexual encounters some women mention faking sexual pleasure to speed up their male partner’s orgasm and ultimately end sex.

In the study researchers interviewed 15 women (aged 19 -28) who had been sexually active for at least one year.  Despite being recruited to talk about consensual sex, all women spoke explicitly of a problematic sexual experience. Interviews were analysed to explore how these women negotiate and account for experiences of problem sex in the context of exaggerating sexual pleasure and faking orgasm.

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Women who work in technology downplay the idea that the field can be discriminatory to women – even when they have experienced sexism in the workplace says a study presented today to a British Psychological Society conference.
 
Researchers from Leeds Beckett University spoke to 27 women across various stages of their careers in IT - students, those currently in the industry, and those who have left the industry. The interview data was analysed.
 
Lead researcher Jessica Drakett said:

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A study focusing on how women with tattoos are perceived has won the 2016 BPS Psychology of Women Section (POWS) Postgraduate Student Prize. 

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Do boys prefer playing with trucks and balls, while girls prefer dolls, because they are socialised from an early age to play this way, or do their play habits reflect innate differences in interests between the sexes? 

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Why do US high school aptitude tests underpredict girls’ later success at university?

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Companies promoting beauty products should reconsider current methods when targeting older women as few claim to use cosmetic products to look younger. The majority say they use them to look good and feel confident.

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There is a long history of debate about biological sex differences and their part in determining gender roles, with the ‘biology is destiny’ mantra being used to legitimise imbalances in these roles.

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The British Psychological Society's Psychology of Women Section welcomes this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) with its particular focus on gender parity.

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Unfortunatley this workshop is cancelled. 

 

This workshop aims to make intersectionality tangible and provide practical support for those developing intersectional research and practice.

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Second in the [email protected] Seminar Series. The series will highlight best practice techniques informed by OP theory.

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Aspirational professional women would benefit from a better understanding of how to build, maintain and use their social capital to succeed in reaching the top jobs says a study presented today at the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology annual

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2016 Conference themes include but are not limited it to:

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Strong relationships with other family members can help raise self-esteem and reduce anxiety for some young people who grow up in homes affected by parental domestic violence says a paper presented today at the British Psychological Society’s Psychology of Women Section’s (POWS) annual conference being held in Windsor.

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Violence against women is one of the topics being discussed at the British Psychological Society Psychology of Women Section’s (POWs) annual conference taking place this week at Cumberland Lodge in Windsor.

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Over the past year the Psychology of Women Section committee has worked hard to engage fully with its members through a number of mechanisms including: conferences, POWSR and a dedicated social media team of committee members who use Twitter and F

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Date: Friday 28 November 2014

Time: 18:00 - 20:00

Venue: GC1.08, Tower Building, 166-220 Holloway Road, N7 8DB (opposite Holloway Road tube station)

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**Please note: This workshop is fully booked**

Create and utilise mixed methods research designs in applied psychology.

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A new perspective on conducting research in psychology.

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09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee
10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch)
16:30 Workshop ends

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This workshop will offer researchers who are more used to working within quantitative paradigms some ways, advantages and challenges of combining quantitative methods with qualitative methods to conduct mixed methods research. 

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British Muslim women who wear the hijab could benefit from a more positive body image than those who do not, according to research published in the British Journal of Psy

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A recent study that hit the headlines suggested that trying to sleep in overly bright bedrooms could be leading to rising obesity in women.

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