Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby! –  Embracing Intimacy and Pleasure Through Storytelling

In this episode, we will be introducing Cameryn Moore, a playwright and performer who started Smut Slam in 2011. Smut Slam is an international, open mic storytelling event that encourages audience members to share stories about their own sex lives. By doing so, Smut Slam seeks to destigmatise conversations about sex in public and open up dialogue about pleasure and intimacy.

Is burnout gendered?

The job market is majorly responsible for burnout experience for adults – the feeling of chronic exhaustion, cynical attitude, and lack of efficacy are specific to the work context. 
When you are burned out, you will experience the unwillingness to go to work, a general inadequacy at work, and a feeling that you are drowning in job-related matters. No amount of rest is enough, you will feel this internal tiredness and a lack of motivation. All of us have probably experienced some level of job burnout in our lives. For people who have experienced this, it is only natural to find out that studies have shown that higher job burnout is directly linked to absenteeism, turnover rate, and even physical health condition.

Pitfalls of adapting measurements to other cultures

In this podcast, ESR Clara Plückelmann interviews researcher Ali Amiri about the challenges and pitfalls of adapting psychological measures to different cultural contexts. In the podcast Ali provides insight into his work. He describes differences in cultural expressions of emotion and discusses why simply translating measures into another language is not sufficient for adapting them to different cultural contexts.

Social Psychology Glossary (6): Attribution

Welcome to the Social Psychology Glossary!
In these posts, I will explain Social Psychology terms and theories and add some examples from research.
These terms and theories help social psychologists understand how people perceive others, interact with them, and make judgments about the social world and its members. These psychological processes can impact well-being and decision-making: being aware of their existence is a key factor that helps individuals and society to move towards gender diversity, gender equality, and equality in general. Today we will explain what Attribution is.

Talking with children about discrimination

From a very early age children develop awareness about social categories and groups and learn to categorise themselves and others into these groups. This categorization is assumed to be one of the ways to organise the world and reduce complexity and uncertainty. However, it could also be a basis for stereotypes, prejudices and in-group bias. In-group bias is a tendency for people to favour and give preferential treatment to individuals who belong to the same group as they do, over the ones who belong to different groups. 

Be present, hold space, and stay curious:  Advice for qualitative interviews

As a qualitative researcher investigating the lived experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer (LGBQ) people in leadership, it is vital that I am aware of how my approach to this research impacts the findings of this project. In this blog post, I’ll go through some of my own practices and tips for conducting qualitative, semi-structured interviews and treating participants with care and respect.

Intersectionality & Stereotypes – Images of the Black woman – Part II

In my last post I introduced you to the term intersectionality and explained how the entanglement of gender and ‘race’ influenced old U.S.-American stereotypes about Black women. As I have pointed out, these stereotypes developed during times of slavery and segregation in the U.S. However, with times also social discourses change and while these old stereotypes are still influential today, new images have found their way into the public imaginary of Black women.

My way to Science Communication

As a PHD student supervised by Sabine Sczesny and Peter Hegarty, I had the opportunity to be invited to the G-Versity Summer School in Berlin. What an honour to be part of a high-profile ESR-program – even if only for a week! It was a unique opportunity to meet other PHD students who are also involved in research on gender, to network, learn from each other and benefit from exciting lectures.

Connection as the antidote to feeling like an impostor

When I began my research on the experiences on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer (LGBQ) people in leadership, I was full of questions. These were not only questions about how I would conduct the research, but about how I related to the work, and whether I was the right person for this project. As a bisexual woman, I questioned if I was “queer enough” to be in the position of conducting this research. I worried about how others would perceive me. I wondered about where I fit in all of this.

Scientific journals about men and masculinities

It is not easy to navigate among the plurality of scientific journals and figure out which of them would contain the most relevant theoretical and methodological approaches and lean toward a specific ideological tendency (e.g., feminist). To have a starting point, below, I list most (but not all) peer-reviewed journals that specialize in the topic of men & masculinities.