(Subject to Change)

Thursday, October 18, 2018


7:30-8:55 AM:          Pick up program and name tag

                                    Second floor mezzanine

8:00-8:50 AM           Poster Session I

                                (See link to “Posters” for scheduled posters)

 9:00-10:20AM         Welcome and Keynote Address

Welcome from Conference Co-Chairs
Campbell Leaper (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Carol Martin (Arizona State University)
Keynote Address
Our scripted sexuality: How media exposure contributes to the gender beliefs, sexual experiences, and sexualization of American youth
Monique Ward (University of Michigan)

10:35-11:45            Parallel Sessions

Teaching Gender Development
Lisa Dinella (Monmouth University)
Nicole Else-Quest (University of Maryland-Baltimore County)
Megan Fulcher (Washington & Lee University)
Erica Weisgram (University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point)
Linking science and practice on gender development
Sheri Berenbaum (Pennsylvania State University)

12:00-1:00              LUNCH

Bristol Bar

Assigned seating (check your personalized program for your assignment).
Please notify staff (email: if not attending lunch.

1:15-2:35 PM           Parallel Sessions

The state of the developmental psychology of sexualization
Conceptualizations of sexualization: Variations, limitations, and future directions. Rebecca S. Bigler (University of Texas at Austin)                                   
Consequences of sexualization for children's academic behavior and career interests. Eileen Zurbriggen (University of California, Santa Cruz)                           
Sexualization and children's social relationships and judgments. Carlo Tomasetto (University of Bologna).
Masculinities and boys’ academic achievement
Boys’ susceptibility for peer pressure: the impact of schools’ gender composition and student culture on boys’ performance. Mieke Van Houtte (Ghent University)
Not stupid, but lazy? How masculinity can be grade-lowering but face saving. Ursula Kessels (Freie Universität Berlin)
In their own words: Boys from lower-Income backgrounds discuss the challenges of completing secondary and post-secondary programs. Lisa Serbin (Concordia University)


2:45-4:00 PM           Poster Session II (with coffee/tea break)

                                (See link to “Posters” for scheduled posters)

4:15-5:30 PM           Parallel Sessions

Are gender stereotypes accurate? A perspective from the cognitive science of concepts
Andrei Cimpian (New York University)
Looking back at the first Feminist Psychology of Women textbook
Jacque Eccles (University of California, Irvine)
Irene Frieze (University of Pittsburgh)
Diane Ruble (New York University)

6:00-7:30 PM           Reception for Graduate Students Only

                               See your personalized program or see a conference staff for information


Friday, October 19, 2018


8:45-10:00 AM       Keynote Address:

                              Understanding and prevention of sexual harassment and gender based                                            bullying among adolescents
                             Dorothy Espelage (University of Florida)

10:15-11:45          Parallel Sessions

Roundtable: Collaborations to improve interventions related to sexual/gender prejudice and victimization in schools
Stacey Horn (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Stephen Russell (University of Texas at Austin)
Christina Peter, Los Angeles Valley College
Sarah Schriber, Prevent School Violence Illinois
Shannon Snapp, California State Monterey Bay
How sexually dimorphic is the human brain?
Prenatal testosterone and sex differences in human behavior and brain structure. Melissa Hines (University of Cambridge)
Sex differences versus brain size differences. Eileen Luders (University of Auckland)
Potential reporting bias in neuroimaging studies of sex differences. Sean David (Stanford University) 
Sex effects on the human brain: Time to dump the “dimorphism.” Lise Eliot (Rosalind Franklin University)

12:00-1:00              LUNCH

Bristol Bar

Assigned seating (check your personalized program for your assignment).
Please notify staff (email: if not attending lunch.

1:15-2:30 PM          Parallel Sessions

Intersectionality and multiple identities perspectives during adolescence
Negin Ghavami (Loyola Marymount University)
Olivenne Skinner (Wayne State University)
How our education system undermines gender equity
Joseph Cimpian (New York University)

2:45-4:00 PM          Poster Session III (with coffee/tea break)


(See link to “Posters” for scheduled posters)


4:15-5:30 PM          Closing Session:

Short Presentations from New Investigators
Adriene Beltz (University of Michigan)
Dawn DeLay (Arizona State University)
Joyce Endendijk (Utrecht University)
Amy Hayes (University of Texas at Tyler)


5:30-6:30 PM           No Host Bar

                               Bristol Bar