Sexual harassment in science

Ellemers EASPIn the European Bulletin of Social Psychology, Athena's Angel Naomi Ellemers explains the necessity of introducing more explicit behavioral rules and guidelines specifying appropriate conduct in science. In doing so, she brings together multiple references to relevant articles and websites.

Her contribution can be found here.

Ellemers, N. (2020). Appropriate conduct in science requires respectful treatment of people. European Bulletin of Social Psychology, 32.

BohnsDeVincentInitiators of romantic advances underestimate how difficult and uncomfortable it is for their targets to reject and say they are not interested. In addition, the study showed that women in STEM were more likely than men to have experienced unwanted romantic advances in the workplace. Read more about these findings and the potential implications for the retention of women in STEM here.

Bohns, V. K., & DeVincent, L. A. (2019). Rejecting unwanted romantic advances is more difficult than suitors realize. Social Psychological and Personality Science10, 1102-1110.


Young HegartyYoung and Hegarty (2019) address the longstanding presence of sexual harassment in psychology in three contexts; as an experimental technique, an object of psychological knowledge, and a behavior engaged in by psychologists. 



Young, J. L., & Hegarty, P. (2019). Reasonable men: Sexual harassment and norms of conduct in social psychology. Feminism & Psychology.

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Tenbrunsel, A. E., Rees, M. R., & Diekmann, K. A. (2019). Sexual harassment in academia: ethical climates and bounded ethicality. Annual review of psychology70, 245-270.

metooRead the newsletter (in Dutch) "#MeToo in de wetenschap" of 19 December 2017