the Center for Gender Studies and the ...
Psychology Colloquium Series Invite You to Attend
Role Models & University Students'
Dr. Hilary Lips
Chair & Professor of Psychology
Director of the Center for Gender Studies
Lips' presentation of her research on the importance and
relevance of role models in university students' assessment
of their academic possibilities will raise and address
the following questions and issues: What is a role model?
The belief in the importance of role models. Why might role models be effective? Theories and examples
reinforce role models as sources of possible selves.
How important is gender? How important are role models in
encouraging students possible self-views in non-traditional,
"gendered" educational/career areas? Do students acknowledge that they have or have had role
models in various educational/career areas they see as
possible selves? Is there a relationship between students’ reported availability
of role models in a specific academic/career area and their
endorsement of current and/or possible selves in that area?
In such relationships, what role model qualities appear to
Dr. Lips presents her latest research findings addressing
these question including results indicating that having a
career-area role model and seeing this career-area as
definite possible self are significantly, mutually
reinforcing -- strongly increasing the likelihood of both
relative to those students without such experiences or
Date ~ Time ~ Location
Friday, February 26, 2010
Admission is Free ~ The Public is Invited
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