Poster Presentation Schedule

(Subject to Change)

As listed below, three poster sessions are scheduled at the Gender Development Research Conference. The first session will start the conference on Thursday morning, and it will include a smaller group because of its shorter time. There will be two longer poster sessions with twice as many presenters on Thursday and Friday afternoons. The afternoon sessions will include coffee/tea refreshments. The schedule is subject to change.

Directions for poster presenters: Please do not exceed 30 inches (76 cm) in the width of your poster. Also, please bring painter’s tape to hang your poster on the wall. Lightweight paper stock is advised to help keep the poster hanging. Please contact us if you have questions about preparing your poster. 


Thursday, October 18, 7:55 – 8:50 AM
Napa Meeting Room
  1. Adults’ and children’s approaches to explaining gender concepts: A qualitative analysis. Kingsley M. Schroeder, Lynn S. Liben.
  2. Daily fluctuations in gender identity and adjustment: Implications for person-oriented research. Amy M. Loviska, Adriene M. Beltz.
  3. Heterogeneity in gender/sex category definitions among lay individuals. Zach C. Schudson, Will J. Beischel, Sari M. van Anders.
  4. Recollections of first contact with gender- and sexual-minority concepts: A retrospective theme analysis. Samuel T. Bruun, Rachel H. Farr.
  5. Why it is worse to be a sissy than a tomboy: Testing the Sexual Orientation Hypothesis. Ursula Sanborn-Overby, Kimberly Powlishta.
  6. Gendered patterns in reports of mothers' and fathers' sexual communication. Danica Miller, Sarah Trinh.
  7. Accommodation and resistance to norms of femininity in language: A longitudinal study of Black, Latina, Chinese, and White adolescent girls. Angelica Puzio, Anna Bennet, Alexis Carrion, Sohini Das, Niobe Way.
  8. Gender differences among Black and Latinx youth encounters and perceptions of police. Cynthia Onyeka, Annika Pentikainen, Keesha Moliere, Maryse Richards.
  9. Feminist identity development in young girls. Kristin Vierra.
  10. Young children’s preferences for dolls and trucks: Does doll’s gender or child’s nationality play a role? Marta Beneda, Melissa Hines.
  11. “Maybe these fields just don’t interest them”: Gender differences in attributions about STEM inequities. Sara Kent, Jennifer John, Brittany Klenczar, Caralee Smith, Rachael Robnett.
  12. Chemistry attitudes and achievement at the intersection of gender and ethnicity. Allison French, Nicole Else-Quest.
  13. A meta-analysis of sex differences in episodic memory. Martin Asperholm, Nadja Högman, Jonas Rafi, Agneta Herlitz.


Thursday, October 18, 2:45–4:00 PM
Napa Meeting Room



  1. Gender norms in private and public: Cultural differences in children's reasoning. Clare Conry-Murray, Jung Min Kim, Elliot Turiel.
  2. Third-gender children in Northern Thailand. Doug P. VanderLaan.
  3. Gender identity and adjustment in adolescents in the United States and India. Jorel Jassy, Meenakshi Menon.
  4. The magnitude of sex differences in verbal episodic memory increases with social progress: Data from 54 countries across 40 years. Agneta Herlitz, Martin Asperholm, Sanket Nagar, Serhiy Dekhtyar.


  1. Prenatal androgens and gender-related play: Different results using different methods? Debra Spencer, Vickie Pasterski, Sharon Neufeld, Vivette Glover, Thomas G. O'Connor, Peter C. Hindmarsh, Ieuan A. Hughes, Carlo L. Acerini, Melissa Hines.
  2. An examination of biomarkers of development of same-sex attracted and transgender individuals in Thailand: Height and 2D:4D. Lindsay A. Coome, Malvina Skorska, Doug P. VanderLaan.


  1. Diagramming gender/sex diversity: A novel visual method for assessing individual gender/sex via sexual configurations theory. Will J. Beischel, Zach C. Schudson, Sari M. van Anders.
  2. Gendered memory in a gender-diverse population. Catherine Schaefer, Margaret Signorella, Lynn Liben.
  3. The impact of stereotyped television on nonbinary children’s gender-role attitudes. Abigail Walsh, Campbell Leaper.
  4. Religious fundamentalism and gender traits: Implications for transgender and non-binary communities. Catherine J. Massey, Hailey J. Bigley, Katherine Clark.


  1. Rigidity in gender-stereotyped attitudes: Ability versus category stereotypes. Cindy Faith Miller, Lorey A. Wheeler, Martin Reisslein.
  2. Children's appraisals of gender variance: Understanding the factors that influence of negative attitudes towards gender-variant peers. Natisha Nabbijohn, Alanna Santarossa, Diana Peragine, Ivy Wong, Doug VanderLaan.
  3. The role of group context on pressure to conform to gender norms. Rachel E. Cook, Carol Lynn Martin.
  4. How do children respond to peer gender-nonconformity? Developmental pattern and intervention. Man Wa Kwan, Yun Shi, Natisha Nabbijohn, Doug VanderLaan, Wang Ivy Wong.


  1. How European-American and Latinx parents' science talk differs by child gender. Tess Haifley, Jennifer Jipson, Claudia Castañeda, Maureen Callanan.
  2. Latin American kindergarten children’s beliefs about who does math: Family matters. Dario Cvencek, Francisca del Río, Katherine Strasser, María Inés Susperreguy, Andrew N. Meltzoff.
  3. Math attitudes, anxiety, and future academic goals of adolescent girls and boys. Amy Roberson Hayes, Kristin Hixson, John Lamb.
  4. #Girlswhocode: Grassroots “STEMinism” and its manifestations and influences on girls and women in STEM. Sarah E. Thoman, Amber K. Stephens, Rachael D. Robnett.
  5. Racial and gender identity beliefs among Black college women attending PWIs: Examining developmental trajectories and associations with interpersonal discrimination and college adjustment. Seanna Leath, Tabbye Chavous.
  6. Ameliorating the STEM gender gap through a spatial intervention? Not so fast! Lynn S. Liben, Margaret L. Signorella.


  1. Gender ideologies and ambivalent sexism in relation to satisfaction in heterosexual couples. Brenda C. Gutierrez, Campbell Leaper, Timea Farkas.
  2. Should I stay, or should I go? Examining how benevolent sexism, relationship maintenance strategies, and relationship-contingent self-esteem influence emerging adult women’s romantic decisions. Carrie R. Underwood, Rachael D. Robnett.


  1. The Thin Ideal: Predictors of Boys’ and Girls’ Physical and Global Self-Worth. Jordan A. Levinson, Lisa M. Dinella, Laura Hart. 
  2. Gender typicality, stereotypes, and body image in 6- to 11-year-old girls. Flora Farago, Sarah Savoy.
  3. Downstream consequences of pubertal timing for women’s body beliefs, Petal Grower, L. Monique Ward, Adriene Beltz.
  4. Decorative pose and activity in Halloween costumes: Gender and age group patterns. Aurora M. Sherman


Friday, October 19, 2018: 2:45-4:00 PM
Napa Meeting Room



  1. Gender typicality and the perpetration of gender-based harassment in early adolescence. Michelle Tam, Christia Spears Brown.
  2. “It’s wrong to exclude girls from something they love”: Adolescents’ attitudes about sexism in STEM. Rachael D. Robnett, Jennifer E. John.
  3. Understanding the role of relevant school climate factors in sexual violence perpetration and victimization among high school students. K. M. Ingram, D. L. Espelage, G. J. Merrin, T. E. Kuehl, P. Wyman, K. Schmeelk-Cone, S. LoMurray, S. N. Mintz, K. L. Hoagland, L. R. Diaz, A. Valido.
  4. Helping or hindering undergraduate women’s STEM motivation: Experiences with STEM support, STEM-related gender bias, and sexual harassment. Christy R. Starr, Campbell Leaper.
  5. Did #MeToo affect adults’ beliefs about socializing children about sexism? Lacey J. Hilliard, Lynn S. Liben.


  1. Meet the gender norm resistors. Matthew G. Nielson, Carol Lynn Martin.
  2. Suicidality and self-harm in gender-nonconforming children: A Canadian community-based sample. Laura MacMullin, Madison Aitken, A. Natisha Nabbijohn, Doug VanderLaan.
  3. Other-gender friends and early adolescent wellbeing: Roles of gender, sexual orientation, and middle school norms. Danielle Smith, Jaana Juvonen.


  1. Narratives of gender, sexuality, and community in three generations of genderqueer sexual minorities. Logan L. Barsigian, Phillip L. Hammack.
  2. I am polyam: Emerging adults' expressions of polyamorous identities. Amber K. Stephens, Carrie R. Underwood, Claudia Chiang-Lopez, & Rachael D. Robnett.


  1. That selfie becomes you: Examining selfies as a form of self-objectification. Ilyssa Salomon, Christia Brown.
  2. Is ESPN’s Body Issue an issue? An examination of images of female athletes on state self-objectification and attitudes toward athletes. Elizabeth A. Daniels, Amanda Hood.
  3. So you think you're a creep? Sexualization of youth dancers. Tomi-Ann Roberts.


  1. Romantic texting, duplicitous texting, and infidelity in adolescent boys and girls. Allycen R. Kurup, Kaitlyn Burnell, Justin W. Vollet, Marion K. Underwood.
  2. Does traditional masculinity shape conflict-management strategies among adolescent romantic couples?: An observational study. Adam A. Rogers, Thao Ha, Clare Thomas, Jennifer Byon.
  3. The role of gender, sexual orientation, and relationship context on emerging adults' endorsement of agentic conflict-management strategies. Emily Keener, Shawna Skoczynski, Kourtney Kotvas.
  4. Gender and ethnic variation in dating socialization and its impact on romantic relationships. M. Anais Martinez, Brenda C. Gutierrez, May Ling D. Halim, Campbell Leaper.


  1. Links between Mexican-origin siblings’ gender-typed characteristics and sibling relationship qualities. Jenny Padilla, Xiaoran Sun, Susan McHale, Kimberly Updegraff, & Adriana Umaña-Taylor.
  2. Expressivity and parent-child relationships in African American families. Olivenne D. Skinner, Susan M. McHale.
  3. Gender typing and gay fathers’ play with their daughters and sons. C. Meek-Bouchard, L. Cossette, C. Nadeau, S.-L. Morin, I. Nolet, I., É. Feugé, C. Cyr.


  1. Does audience gender matter? LEGO instructions “for boys” versus “ for girls.” Emily F. Coyle, Megan Fulcher, Kingsley Schroeder.
  2. What can students’ job perceptions tell us about gender and STEM? Margaret L. Signorella, Lynn S. Liben
  3. Math life stories predict gendered outcomes and future plans. Jennifer John, Brittany Klenczar, Paul Nelson, Rachael Robnett.
  4. Growth mindset and adolescent girls' voice in the classroom. Patricia L. Waters, Morgan Bessette.


  1. Cognitive abilities in women with CAIS and gonadal dysgenesis. A. Strandqvist, A. Herlitz, A. Nordenskjöld, A. Lindén Hirschberg, L. Frisén, A. Nordenström.
  2. Surface area and cortical volume in adolescents who experience gender dysphoria: A preliminary analysis of the relation to sexual orientation. Malvina N. Skorska, Nina van Bruggen, Nancy J. Lobaugh, Raihaan Patel, Saashi Bedford, Gabriel A. Devenyi, Prerana Keerthi, Sofia Chavez, Kenneth J. Zucker, Meng-Chuan Lai, M. Mallar Chakravarty, Doug P. VanderLaan.