“Teen Sexism…” with Campbell Leaper, PhD – Oct. 5, 2015

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Oct. 5, 2015

Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, 7:30 to 9:00pm
Lick Wilmerding High School

“Teen Sexism, Self-image and School Success”
with Campbell Leaper, PhD, Professor of Psychology, UCSC

Campbell Leaper

Adolescents today face the competing demands of doing well in school, being popular, developing close relationships with friends and romantic partners, and appearing sexually attractive to others. Each of these challenges is affected by stereotypes about what is considered desirable or undesirable for each gender. Sexism occurs when these stereotypes constrain the self-image and aspirations of girls and boys.

  • What are the most powerful influences in teen sexism – family, peers, school, music, social media?
  • How are these influences and the stereotypes they promote affecting teen relationships and school success?
  • Do you worry about their effects on your children?

Campbell Leaper, Professor and Department Chair of Psychology at UC Santa Cruz, and co-founder of the Gender Development Research Conference, is an expert on gender ideologies, self-concept, sexism, and gender bias in schools. He will talk about the ways that gender stereotypes affect girls’ and boys’ self-image, relationships, and school success. Most importantly, he will discuss what adults can do to mitigate sexism and the negative cultural influences in our kids’ lives.

For more information on Campbell Leaper: http://people.ucsc.edu/~cam/Site/Welcome.html

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Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, 7:30 to 9:00pm

Lick Wilmerding High School
770 Ocean Ave.,
San Francisco, CA 94112

Teens welcome to this event.

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$5.00 contribution is requested at the door for parents of member schools; a $10.00 contribution is requested for others. Educators free at the door with school ID.


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