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Occupational Health Psychology Summer Colloquium Mini-Series

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
2:00pm – 3:30pm

Storrs Campus
Bousfield A101A

Lilia M. Cortina, Ph.D. University of Michigan

Gender Harassment:A Technology of Oppression in Organizations

When people hear the term sexual harassment, they typically think only about unwanted sexual pursuit. This term is misleading, however, because oftentimes “sexual” harassment has little if anything to do with sexuality - instead it’s about gender. This talk will highlight new findings on gender harassment: conduct that disparages employees of one gender but implies no sexual advance. I will present evidence on the pervasiveness of gender harassment, work environments associated with it, and its implications for worker wellbeing. I will argue that this harassment puts pressure on all employees (both women and men) to conform to a narrow standard of gender “appropriate” behavior. As a result, gender oppression is maintained in society and replicated on the job.

Contact:

Vicki Magley

Psychology Department (primary), I/O Psychology, UConn Master Calendar

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