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Press conferences for the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Annual Meeting
Date:12/14/2012

Announcing the following press briefings on gender stereotypes, gratitude and spending, and social media including abstracts, speakers, and related meeting sessions as well as other special events and sessions...

How Stereotypes Shape Women's Identities and Careers
Friday, January 18, 2013, 1:30-2:15 p.m., Room 223

Although women's power in the workplace is at an all-time high, many still do not pursue high-status opportunities or career paths that stray from traditional gender roles. Research is finding that gender stereotypes form from a young age and appear to be influenced strongly by a mother's role in both the workplace and home. New studies that explore how these attitudes develop are helping personality and social psychologists chart new routes for women in society.

Speakers:

  • Sapna Cheryan, University of Washington
  • Bernadette Park, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Toni Schmader, University of British Columbia
  • Melissa J. Williams, Emory University

Related symposiums:

  • "Unpacking Gender Stereotypes: How Gender Cognitions Develop, Change, and Conflict from Childhood to Adulthood"
    Friday, January 18, 9:45-11:00 a.m., Room R07 R09
  • "When and Why Women Step Back from Status: The Enduring and Self-Reinforcing Power of Traditional Gender Roles"
    Friday, January 18, 3:30-4:45 p.m., Room 225 227

Giving, Getting, and Gratitude
Saturday, January 19, 2013, 8:45-9:30 a.m., Room 223

The acts of giving and receiving have many social facets that go beyond mere happiness over receiving something new. New work suggests that young children often know how to best help others, and that basic biological functions, like sleep, influence feelings of gratitude. Researchers are further finding a wealth of data on how to better make purchases and appreciate the benefits of giving from why people prefer to spend money on othe
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Contact: Lisa M.P. Munoz
spsp.publicaffairs@gmail.com
703-951-3195
Society for Personality and Social Psychology
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