Sexual harassment - some interesting articles describing research on the topic from APS
Does anti-harassment training work? - It's a multi-billion dollar industry, and the U.S. Congress is now considering mandatory training. This article reviews some research on its efficacy.
"What is the link between sex and power in sexual harassment?" - "New research discovers how power predicts sexual abuse."
“European parliaments rocked by sexual harassment claims” - I wonder how many of these men in positions of power will be replaced by non-males.
SPSP reaffirms its stance against harassment - from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Sexual harassment and #metoo - The #metoo has been used to share stories of sexual harassment. It is an interesting recent phenomenon to emerge, like the # below on disabilities, the worldwide sharing of common experiences. I have read anecdotal accounts of the costs and benefits of such sharing. I wonder what the research will tell us. Have any of you done such research?
"Sex, power, and the systems that enable men like Harvey Weinstein" - An essay by social psychologist Dacher Keltner -- here is a link to a blog entry that discusses "why all of the Harvey Weinstein allegations emerged now."
"McDonalds accused of ignoring rampant sexual harassment"
Sexual harassment at school - a report from the AAUW [added 1/29/12]
Or, is sexual harassment a myth? - amusing cartoon of attempts to minimize sexual harassment[added 1/29/12]
"Sexual harassment and violence at the military service academies" - report from the U.S. Department of Defense [added 2/22/06]
“What experts know about men who rape” - interesting article from the New York Times
The Kobe Bryant rape case - As NBA superstar Kobe Bryant retires this year, this excellent essay reviews another chapter from his life and its influence on subsequent rape accusations.
Responses to "The Hunting Ground" and rape culture on campus - "The Hunting Ground" is a 2015 documentary on universities' handling of rape and other sexual violence
Marital rape in India reaches "tragic proportions" - Marital rape is still legal there.
"Blurred concepts of consent" - a good article in the APS Observer reviewing recent research on different and distorted interpretations of consent that can lead to sexual assault [added 1/22/15]
"Rape victims are just as guilty as rapists if they're both drunk" - so says a Wall Street Journal columnist [added 1/20/15]
Protests of rape culture in New Zealand - [added 1/27/14]
"How Elizabeth Smart is taking on rape culture" - [added 1/27/14]
Rape and Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines - Many interpret the lyrics of Robin Thicke's song Blurred Lines to condone rape by suggesting the victim wants it. Here is a response to that.[added 1/27/14]
Men outnumber women among American rape victims - when you include the prison population, according to this source[added 6/29/12]
Rape myths impede justice - Blog entry covering an international conference on sexual violence discusses certain myths that block the justice system from getting more convictions and what to do about it. The blog entry also contains a public service video from New Zealand pushing "the idea that everyone is responsibility for the safety of those around them."[added 1/29/12]
Roman Polanski and rape - This is a commentary on Roman Polanski's arrest for raping a 13-year old girl many years ago and rape myths. Here is an interesting analysis of the changing attitudes about sex from the era when the rape was committed to now. Here is a discussion of how the media has treated Roman Polanski's arrest compared to the treatment of Elizabeth Smart. [added 1/16/10]
Reforms to dispel rape myths and increase convictions - report from the UK government [12/31/07]
"Unaccountable rape in Iraq" - Story of Jamie Leigh Jones, former employee of Halliburton/KBR, who claims she was drugged and raped on her fourth day in Iraq. "After reporting her rape to KBR, Jones says 'the company put her under guard in a shipping container with a bed and warned her that if she left Iraq for medical treatment, she'd be out of a job.'" See video of the story. [added 12/23/07]
Saudi gang-rape victim punished - In Saudi Arabia, "the 19-year-old victim was sentenced last year to 90 lashes for meeting with an unrelated male, a former friend from whom she was retrieving photographs." Then "the judges more than doubled the punishment for the victim because of 'her attempt to aggravate and influence the judiciary through the media.'" Here is a story about the Muslim American Society condemning the Saudi court's actions. Here is a news video about the story and a response from the rape victim. [added 12/15/07]
Drug-facilitated, incapacitated, forcible rape - a national study from the National Crime Victims Research & Treatment Center [added 11/17/07]
Rape cases and alcohol - a report, "Juries reluctant to convict in rape cases in which alcohol involved," from the Economic and Research Council (UK) -- even when a woman had become involuntarily drunk [added 12/29/06]
"Extent, nature and consequences of rape victimization" - report from the U.S. National Institute of Justice based on findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey [added 7/5/06]
When is rape "okay"? - News story of a study a few years back in the UK in which 14-21 year old males and females identify conditions (e.g., "if she'd slept with loads of men") under which it would be okay for a man to force a woman to have sex. Similar research (with similar results) has been conducted in the U.S. [added 3/30/04]
Anger and Aggression Essay
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Everyone has felt anger or aggression many times in there life. It happens all of the time. We all face the same challenge of trying to control our temper. It may be easier for some people than it is for others. Many studies show that it is healthy for a person to let out their anger once in a while. They believe that it will help in your relationship with others and that it will increase your self-esteem. They also believe that holding anger in is bad and unhealthy for your body. If you let the anger build up it could go from just being a verbal argument to a point in which someone or something is hurt or destroyed. To control your anger you should release your aggression in a way that is not harmful to…show more content…
However, when people build up their anger it usually seems to hurt their relationship with the other person. Also it is not easy to hold in your anger because people that are close to you can tell when you are feeling angry. Some people may not realize themselves that they are feeling angry. One way to tell if you are angry is if you are short tempered. Violent feelings are also ways of realizing that you are feeling angry. Some people may be able to tell by physical symptoms. Some people get an upset stomach, headaches, and ulcers. Your body can usually tell when something is wrong. When you are going to let out your aggression you have to make a decision if it is the right place and the right time to show your feelings. Sometimes you are with a large group of people and it may not be the right time to let out your angry feelings. It is best to find a place that is quiet and a place where you can talk to someone about your feelings. It is much easier to express your anger if you trust the person. That does not mean that you have to trust the person, all you need to do is trust yourself. Their are a few steps that may help people to learn more about their angry feelings. The first step is to find out what is making you feel angry. It may be family, work, or friends. The next step is to locate the source. This means that you need to find out if it is internal anger or external anger. Then you need to find