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Sexual Misconduct in Higher Education

Sexual Misconduct in the Academy With the emergence of the #MeToo movement, women have felt increasingly empowered to report instances of sexual misconduct. This movement has brought to light a number of sexual harassment cases in academia, where women (particularly at the graduate student and early career levels) have been taken advantage of by their Read more about Sexual Misconduct in Higher Education[…] Continue reading

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Intersectionality

Intersectionality The term “intersectionality” was originally coined by Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw in 1989. I was surprised to learn that the term had not formally existed before then. Intersectionality, or the idea that our identities overlap and intersect in unique ways, seems fundamental to the human experience. The conceptual framework for intersectionality originally emerged from Crenshaw’s Read more about Intersectionality[…] Continue reading

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Diversity in Psychological Science

Studying human populations comes with unique challenges. In psychology, recruitment and retention of participants are key elements of study design. How and where do we recruit our participants from? How can we ensure that the small sample we test is representative of the larger population? To what extent can our results and conclusions be generalized Read more about Diversity in Psychological Science[…] Continue reading

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Stereotype Threat

Stereotype Threat While stereotypes are commonly understood phenomena, the concept of stereotype threat is not as widely acknowledged. Stereotype threat is defined as: “… an individual’s concern with confirming a negative stereotype about his or her group” (Schmader & Hall, 2014). Stereotype threat can manifest in many different contexts and can be reinforced and perpetuated Read more about Stereotype Threat[…] Continue reading

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GRAD 5214 Introduction

Hello! My name is Alexis Brieant and I am a fifth-year Ph.D. student in the Psychology Department. My pronouns are she/her/hers. I specialize in developmental psychology and my research focuses on how stressful or adverse experiences contribute to brain development and psychopathology in adolescence. I grew up in Upstate New York and completed my Bachelor’s Read more about GRAD 5214 Introduction[…] Continue reading

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