This line of research examines women’s individual responses to inequality such as their coping and resilience, and well-being. If we can identify the responses that allow women to become to resilient to discrimination, we can empower women with essential tools to cope.
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Matheson, K., Foster, M.D., Bombay, A., McQuaid, J. & Anisman, H. (2019). Traumatic experiences, perceived discrimination and psychological distress among members of various social marginalized groups. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 1-16. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00416
Foster, M. D. (2009). Perceiving pervasive discrimination over time: Implications for coping. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 33, 172-182.
Foster, M. D., & Dion, K. L. (2004). The role of hardiness in moderating the relationship between global/specific attributions and actions against discrimination. Sex Roles, 51, 161-169.
Foster, M. D., Jackson, L. C., Hartmann, R., & Woulfe, S. (2004). Minimizing the pervasiveness of women’s personal experiences of gender discrimination. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 28, 224-232.
Foster, M. D. & Dion, K. L. (2003). Dispositional hardiness and women’s well-being relating to gender discrimination: The role of minimization. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 27, 197- 208.