July 19, 2024

Mindy Erchull and Miriam Liss

Mindy J. Erchull, assistant professor of psychology, received the 2010 Mary Roth Walsh Teaching the Psychology of Women Award at the American Psychological Association (APA) convention in San Diego, Calif., in August. The award, sponsored by the Society for the Psychology of Women, recognizes a young faculty member who employs innovative methods to address issues of diversity in teaching the psychology of women. Read the news release at http://www.umw.edu/news/?a=1929. At the APA meeting, Erchull copresented the poster “Whose Orgasm Is It Anyway? Faux Orgasms and Women’s Sexual Subjectivity.” In addition, Erchull and Miriam Liss, associate professor of psychology, presented the poster “Empowerment through Sexualization? The Enjoyment of Sexualization Scale in Feminists” at the meeting.

Mindy Erchull

Miriam Liss

Liss and Erchull, with a former student, presented the poster “Young Adults’ Ideal and Actual Expectations for Self and Partner Life Trajectories” at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science in Boston in May. Also, Liss and Erchull, with three former students, had two papers published in Psychology of Women Quarterly:  “Men Want Equality, but Women Don’t Expect It: Young Adults’ Expectations for Participation in Household and Childcare Chores” and “Well…She Wants It More: Perceptions of Social Norms about Desire for Marriage and Children and Anticipated Chore Participation.”

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.