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Reminder: Oct. 15th Social Sexual Behavior & Sexual Harassment Virtual Research Collaborative (SVRC)

  • 1.  Reminder: Oct. 15th Social Sexual Behavior & Sexual Harassment Virtual Research Collaborative (SVRC)

    Posted 10-14-2020 03:38
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    ***Apologies for Cross-Posting***

    **Reminder for Oct. 15th**

    SVRC
    SSB/SH Virtual Research Collaborative

    A virtual discussion of working papers or caucus topics related to social sexual behavior (SSB) or sexual harassment (SH) in the workplace.

    When? 60-minute sessions hosted on the 3rd Thursday of each month starting at 3:30 PM EST/2:30 PM CST/1:30 PM MST/12:30 PM PST. To receive calendar invitations and updates, please email the SVRC organizer, Dr. Shannon Rawski at rawskis@uwosh.edu

    What Platform? Collaborate Ultra. If you're new to this platform, here is a helpful user guide:  https://help.blackboard.com/Collaborate/Ultra/Participant

    How do I log on? Look at the session descriptions below, in the attached schedule, or check your calendar invitations for links to the sessions. You can log into the session up to 15 minutes prior to the session start time. Sessions are capped at 100 participants. If the cap is reached, you may not be admitted to the session.

    Who? The SRVC invites a snowballing list of researchers and practitioners interested in SSB, SH, or related issues. Faculty, graduate students, HR/T&D/D&I/OD professionals, and attorneys are welcome. If you, your colleague(s), or graduate student(s) are interested in attending the SVRC, please send your/their name(s) and email(s) to the SVRC organizer, Dr. Shannon Rawski at rawskis@uwosh.edu

    What's on the schedule this fall? We have one caucus and three working paper sessions lined up for this fall semester. See the descriptions below and in the attached schedule. If you would like to present during the spring 2021 semester, email the SVRC organizer, Dr. Shannon Rawski at rawskis@uwosh.edu


    Oct. 15th 3:30 PM EST/2:30 PM CST/1:30 PM MST/12:30 PM PST

    Topic/Title: Banking on Leniency: How Idiosyncrasy Credits Impact Responses to Sexual Harassment

    Presenter/Facilitator: Jennifer Griffith, Ph.D. (U. New Hampshire)

    Session Type: Working Paper Presentation

    Description: Holding those who engage in sexual harassment accountable is a long-standing issue in organizations that has, to date, remained seemingly out of reach. The use of idiosyncrasy credits (i.e., allowances for deviant behavior) to excuse sexual harassment aids in perpetuating attitudes that sexual harassment is acceptable, regardless of the stance communicated in training. Dr. Jennifer Griffith will present a working paper applying the theory of idiosyncrasy credits to a sexual harassment scenario in order to understand which, if any, of the characteristics that contribute to idiosyncrasy credits (e.g., status, performance, credit used previously) influence (a) the evaluation of the severity of the behavior and (b) the proposed response to the behavior.

    Link to Join:  https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/68d024fb6960432baf26db544dc303f0

    Presenter Bio: Jennifer Griffith, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior and Management at Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, and a Fellow at Prevention Innovations Research Center, both housed within the University of New Hampshire. She is also the Director of the Modern Work Lab, a student-led research group, and Cofounder of Whisper Coalition, a research-driven resource that provides practical tools for reducing sexual harassment and improving gender equity in the workplace. Her research broadly focuses on the workplace impacts of psychosocial factors (e.g., attributions, expectations, emotion, and identity). Most recently, this work has considered workplace policy and interventions both pre- and post-hire to address identity-based bias and sexual harassment.



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    Shannon L. Rawski, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Management & Human Resources
    College of Business
    University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
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