On Friday, March 20, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. (Uhler Hall, Room 114), the Psychology Department will host a colloquium entitled “Responding to a Changing World: Attitudes About Gender, Work, and Family in Post-Socialist Europe.”
Professor Irene Hanson Frieze (psychology, University of Pittsburgh) will talk about her on-going study of changing attitudes of university students in Central and Eastern Europe as they respond to a world changing around them. These formerly Communist countries are now developing market economies where jobs are no longer guaranteed, prices for all types of goods have risen, and ideas about the necessity for women and men to have full time jobs are changing. There is also more emphasis on religion. How do these changes affect the young adults? Do we find evidence that communist ideals about gender equality are disappearing? What do they feel are now the appropriate roles for women and men as they grow up? Is there evidence that economic indicators predict attitudes? (For more on the speaker, please refer to Professor Frieze’s website).
Check out the Psychology Department Calendar for this and other upcoming events!