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Dr. Diana Betz receives a grant award from the Mary Whiton Calkins Grant

Dr. Diana Betz

Division 1 of the American Psychological Association, the Society for General Psychology, awards the Mary Whiton Calkins Grant to researchers who work primarily with undergraduate students and whose scholarship connects distinct psychological subfields. The award will fund a project to test whether reading scientific research about sexual assault will make some American men feel more threatened than other types of research, and thus more skeptical of the findings. Specifically, we ask whether men with stronger ambivalently sexist attitudes react to sexual assault research with fears of career setbacks, reputation costs, and changing norms, leading in turn to scientific skepticism.