WiCS Program at Psychonomics 2018

The Whys and Hows of Sexual Harassment: What Organizations Should be Doing

Vicki Magley [email protected] University of Connecticut

Sponsored by Women in Cognitive Science*

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Meeting: 4-6 pm; Location: Celestin H

Social Hour & Speed Mentoring: 6-7 pm; Location: Celestin Foyer D-H

Sexual harassment is more likely to occur within an organizational context in which women are in the minority and are in less powerful positions (job-gender context) and in which sexual harassment is tolerated (organizational climate; c.f., Fitzgerald, Drasgow, Hulin, Gelfand & Magley, 1997). Understanding why sexual harassment occurs is of great importance for how organizations might prevent sexual harassment, as well as how they can (and should) appropriately respond to reports of harassment in an effort to alleviate the negative consequences of such mistreatment.

Reference Fitzgerald, L.F., Drasgow, F., Hulin, C.L., Gelfand, M.J., & Magley, V.J. (1997). The antecedents and consequences of sexual harassment in organizations: A test of an integrated model. Journal of Applied Psychology, 82, 578-589.

Discussion and Audience Q&A to Follow Until 6 pm Social Hour and Speed Mentoring from 6-7 pm * WiCS is affiliated with the Psychonomic Society and its activities are funded by the Perception Action and Cognition program at the National Science Foundation. Find us on: http://www.womenincogsci.org/ Twitter @WomenInCogSci https://www.facebook.com/WomenInCognitiveScience/