Psychology Brown Bag Presentation: Studying Shame

Posted on 4/9/2018 2:36:07 PM

Shame is described as a ubiquitous, negative, self-conscious emotion. Shame involves the experience of being seen by other people as bad, incompetent, or a failure as the result of an action or inaction. This symposium in the Psychology Brown Bag series features three ongoing studies conducted in the Psychology Department. The presentations will take place Friday, April 13, 2018, at 12:20–1:10 p.m. in Uhler Hall, room 111.

Melissa Meulman, a doctoral student, will report on a study of how undergraduate men and women differ in their experience of shame, guilt, and externalization. Professor Maureen McHugh will describe her research on menstrual moaning, a study of how negative menstrual talk relates to menstrual attitudes and menstrual shame. Kathleen DiMattia, a doctoral student, will describe her work on how to help young women develop shame resilience to body/menstrual disparagements.

Department of Psychology