Due to external constraints, the seminar is cancelled

Andrea Carnaghi · University of Trieste

No country for old gay men: Age and sexuality category intersection renders older gay men invisible.

Three studies analyze how sexual orientation (heterosexual vs. gay) and age categories (young vs. elderly) referring to men are cognitively combined. Results indicated that young adult age is a prototypical feature only of gay men and not of heterosexual men. As a consequence, gay men are stereotyped as young while heterosexual men were not. Heterosexuality is a prototypical feature only of elderly men and not of young men. Elderly men are stereotyped as heterosexual, while young men are not stereotyped in terms of sexual-orientation stereotypes. Hence, elderly gay men appear to be a case of intersectional invisibility, when processing their constituent categories, gay men and elderly men. Implications for models of intersectionality are discussed.

Due to the current context in Belgium, the event is postponed until October

Journées de la Cognition Sociale 

The decisions of our university authorities are moving in the direction of a drastic reduction in activities involving prolonged contacts, in particular all those that are not of an indispensable nature, in order to contain the spreading of the coronavirus (COVID 19). We are now being advised to minimise travel to and from abroad and, in particular, to postpone the scientific meetings planned for the next few weeks if this proves possible.

In view of this, we have decided to postpone the meeting of the Social Cognition Days initially scheduled for the end of next week.

We are working now to make sure that the meeting can take place next autumn, and we are deeply sorry for all the inconvenience resulting from this cancellation.

The full program is available here

Due to the current context in Belgium, the seminar is postponed 

Iris Meinderts · University of Leuven  

Evaluation uncertainty in response to stereotyping and fluctuations in self-knowledge and self-esteem.

Members from stigmatized groups continue to be underrepresented in various fields (e.g., women in STEM fields). This project focuses on the barriers that stigmatized individuals face in their ability to adequately pursue upward mobility. While engaging in upward mobility behaviors (e.g., applying for a job or promotion), having a well-defined and accurate understanding of one's capabilities is crucial. However, there is some evidence that members from stigmatized groups who more readily perceive and/or expect to be stereotyped have less accurate and less stable insights into their capabilities in stereotype-related domains. More evidence as to this finding and its underlying processes is needed. In this experiment, we focus on one underlying process that could explain how experiencing stereotyping can lead to a more unstable self-concept: uncertainty about how one is evaluated in feedback situations. Previous research has established that members of stigmatized groups can in some situations experience a state of uncertainty as to whether the evaluation they received was caused by personal deservingness or the stereotypes that the evaluator had against their group. In the larger project too then, we examine if uncertainty about how one is evaluated can interfere with individual's ability to develop clear and stable insight into their capabilities, and if this can spillover to other work/mobility-related areas. 

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