June 7, 2023

Liss and Colleagues Present at Convention

Professor of Psychology Miriam Liss recently presented a poster entitled “The dark side of romance: Romantic beliefs predict intimate partner violence” at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science in San Francisco, Calif. with her collaborators Mindy Erchull, Hester Godfrey ’14, Leanna Papp ’14, and Lauren Waaland-Kreutzer ’14.

Erchull and Liss Publish Paper with Former Student

Dr. Mindy Erchull and Dr. Miriam Liss, along with a former student Stephanie Lichiello, recently had a paper titled “Extending the Negative Consequences of Media Internalization and Self-Objectification to Dissociation and Self-Harm” published in the October online first edition of the journal Sex Roles. Our findings suggest that self-harm and dissociation, both outcomes associated with the literature on trauma, are related to self-objectification and media internalization. We suggested that objectification could be considered a form of insidious trauma or microaggression.

Liss and Schiffrin Publish Article on Parenting Guilt and Shame

Miriam Liss and Holly Schiffrin, along with  former student Kathryn Rizzo, recently had a paper titled “Maternal Guilt and Shame: The Role of Self Discrepancy and Fear of Negative Evaluation” published in the November 2013  issue of the Journal of Child and Family Studies. This study found that women who had a gap between their perception of their own parenting traits and those they prescribed to the “ideal mother” had higher levels of guilt and shame. Women who feared the negative evaluation of others had particularly high levels of shame when they experienced the discrepancy between actual and ideal parenting styles.

Liss and Erchull Publish in Psychology of Women

Miriam Liss, professor of psychology, and Mindy Erchull, associate professor of psychology, published a paper in the September 2013 issue of Psychology of Women Quarterly titled “Differences in Beliefs and Behaivors Between Feminist Actual and Anticipated Mothers.” They found that feminist non-mothers anticipated an egalitarian division of labor but feminist mothers were more likely to do the majority of the household chores and childcare. They also found that young feminist women anticipating motherhood hoping to give their children nontraditional name choices while feminist mothers were more likely to give their children their husbands’ last name.

Drs. Liss & Erchull Present Research with UMW Students at APS

Dr. Miriam Liss and Dr. Mindy Erchull recently presented a poster, Conceptualizing Objectification as a Source of Insidious Trauma, with Haley Miles-McLean, Caitlin Robertson, Charlotte Hagerman, Michelle Gnoleba, and Leanna Papp, a group of psychology students with whom they conducted research during the 2012-13 acadecmic year, at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science in Washington, DC.