Women’s Social Responses to Inequality

This line of research examines the conditions under which women will take collective/group-oriented actions i.e., actions that are aimed at enhanced group vs individual status against gender discrimination, and what types of actions they tend to take.

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Foster, M. D. & Tsarfati, E. M. (2005). The Effects of Meritocracy Beliefs on Women’s Well-Being After First-Time Gender Discrimination, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31, 1730-1738.

Foster, M. D., Arnt, S., & Honkola, J. (2004). When the advantaged become disadvantaged: Men’s and women’s actions against gender discrimination. Sex Roles, 50, 27-36.

Foster, M. D. (1999). Acting out against discrimination: The effects of different social identities. Sex Roles, 40, 167-186.

Foster, M. D. & Matheson, K. (1999). Perceiving and responding to the personal/group discrimination discrepancy. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 25, 1319-1329.

Foster, M. D., & Matheson, K. (1998). Perceiving and feeling the personal/group discrimination discrepancy: Motivation or inhibition for collective action? Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 1, 165-174.

Foster, M. D. & Matheson, K. (1995). Double relative deprivation: Combining the personal and political. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 21, 1167-1177.

Foster, M. D. & Matheson, K. & Poole, M. (1994). Responding to sexual discrimination: The effects of societal versus self-blame. Journal of Social Psychology, 134, 743-754.

Contact: mfoster@wlu.ca