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Reminder: Nov. 19th Social Sexual Behavior & Sexual Harassment Virtual Research Collaborative (SVRC)

  • 1.  Reminder: Nov. 19th Social Sexual Behavior & Sexual Harassment Virtual Research Collaborative (SVRC)

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    ***Apologies for Cross-Posting***

    **Reminder for Nov. 19th**

    SSB/SH Virtual Research Collaborative

    A virtual discussion of working papers or caucus topics related to social sexual behavior (SSB) or sexual harassment (SH) in the workplace.

    When? 60-minute sessions hosted on the 3rd Thursday of each month starting at 3:30 PM EST/2:30 PM CST/1:30 PM MST/12:30 PM PST. To receive calendar invitations and updates, please email the SVRC organizer, Dr. Shannon Rawski at rawskis@uwosh.edu

    What Platform? Collaborate Ultra. If you're new to this platform, here is a helpful user guide:  https://help.blackboard.com/Collaborate/Ultra/Participant

    How do I log on? Look at the session descriptions below, in the attached schedule, or check your calendar invitations for links to the sessions. You can log into the session up to 15 minutes prior to the session start time. Sessions are capped at 100 participants. If the cap is reached, you may not be admitted to the session.

    Who? The SRVC invites a snowballing list of researchers and practitioners interested in SSB, SH, or related issues. Faculty, graduate students, HR/T&D/D&I/OD professionals, and attorneys are welcome. If you, your colleague(s), or graduate student(s) are interested in attending the SVRC, please send your/their name(s) and email(s) to the SVRC organizer, Dr. Shannon Rawski at rawskis@uwosh.edu

    What's on the schedule this fall? We have one caucus and three working paper sessions lined up for this fall semester. See the descriptions below and in the attached schedule. If you would like to present during the spring 2020 semester, email the SVRC organizer, Dr. Shannon Rawski at rawskis@uwosh.edu

    Nov. 19th 3:30 PM EST/2:30 PM CST/1:30 PM MST/12:30 PM PST

    Topic/Title: Judgments Regarding Sex-Based Harassment of Uppity Women and Wimpy Men: The Influence of Social Identity and Moral Disengagement

    Presenter/Facilitator: Ho Kwan Cheung, Ph.D. (U. Albany, SUNY)

    Session Type: Working Paper Presentation

    Description: Recent #TimesUp and #MeToo movements led to a global reckoning toward the issue of sexual harassment that has been plaguing men and women in the workplace for decades. Even though there is increasing awareness and lack of tolerance toward the issue, not all targets of harassment benefitted equally. Media attention as well as existing research on sexual harassment often place heterosexual men in the harasser position and women in the target position. As such, Dr. Cheung will present a working paper building on previous work that suggests sex-based harassment is a display of power to maintain existing hierarchy and examining harassment against both women and men who violate gender norms. Specifically, drawing from research on social identity threat and moral decision-making, the paper proposes that targets who violate gender norms pose a social identity threat tasked with evaluating harassment claims, regardless of the individuals' gender. Such identity threat may motivate evaluators to deem targets less worthy of moral concern and therefore lead to more lenient judgments of the harassment incidents.  

    Link to Join:  https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/6aeb86fa8d324dd29b998657db4c7596 

    Presenter Bio: Dr. Ho Kwan Cheung is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University at Albany, SUNY. She received her master (2016) and doctoral degrees (2018) in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from George Mason University. Her research program broadly aims to examine the manifestation and consequences of gender and family-related discrimination and to identify remediation strategies to ensure an inclusive workspace. Her work has been published in Journal of Applied PsychologyPsychological ScienceGroup & Organization ManagementHarvard Business Review, etc. Prior to joining the Albany faculty, she has also worked in women's policy research in Washington, D.C.

    Access Previous Session Recordings Here:

    Sept. 2020 Caucus
    Social Sexual Behavior & Sexual Harassment in the Age of COVID-19
    Facilitated by Shannon L. Rawski, Ph.D. (U. Wisconsin Oshkosh)

    Oct. 2020 Working Paper
    Banking on Leniency: How Idiosyncrasy Credits Impact Responses to Sexual Harassment
    Presented by Jennifer Griffith, Ph.D. (U. New Hampshire)

    Shannon L. Rawski, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Management & Human Resources
    College of Business
    University of Wisconsin Oshkosh