Women scientists in psychology - time for action

Murphy, Fionnuala C, Bishop, Dorothy V M and Sigala, Natasha (2014) Women scientists in psychology - time for action. Psychologist, 27 (12). pp. 918-922. ISSN 0952-8229

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Abstract

Why is there a gender imbalance in the academic field of psychology, and what can be done to address it? Following a meeting organised to inspire women in psychology, we ask colleagues who have reached the top of their profession what they think helped them get there. We also examine the issue of unconscious biases that affect decisions in hiring, mentoring and evaluating people, and the value of exposing these gender schemas within ourselves and the organisations we work in. Finally, they discuss ideas about action, ranging from small, but significant, invitations and nominations, to implementation of meaningful institutional measures. Such measures should include, amongst others, linking eligibility for funding with consideration and management of equality and diversity issues.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: unconscious bias; gender; career progression; Athena SWAN
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Neuroscience
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF0180 Experimental psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF0309 Consciousness. Cognition Including learning, attention, comprehension, memory, imagination, genius, intelligence, thought and thinking, psycholinguistics, mental fatigue
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Depositing User: Natasha Sigala
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2014 12:21
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2017 08:30
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/51584

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