Sexual Harassment

People in Power May Pick Up Sexual Signals That Aren’t Really There

Psychological scientists have found that people in positions of power may have be swayed into misperceiving sexual interest from subordinates… More

  • Research aimed at understanding men who sexually harass subordinates in the workplace suggest these individuals are able to convince themselves they're not to blame for their behavior. ... More

    Harassers Tend to Deflect Blame for Their Behavior, Study Suggests

    Research aimed at understanding men who sexually harass subordinates in the workplace suggest these individuals are able to convince themselves they're not to blame for their behavior. ... More

  • The shocking behavior of high-profile men now embroiled in sexual harassment scandals may be explained in part from psychological studies showing a link between power and a dampened capacity for empathy... More

    Power Can Chill the Mind’s Capacity for Empathy, Researchers Find

    The shocking behavior of high-profile men now embroiled in sexual harassment scandals may be explained in part from psychological studies showing a link between power and a dampened capacity for empathy... More

  • Men report being more open to engaging in sexually coercive behavior after watching television programming that objectifies and degrades women, a study in Italy shows. ... More

    How Media May Fuel Sexually Harassing Behavior

    Men report being more open to engaging in sexually coercive behavior after watching television programming that objectifies and degrades women, a study in Italy shows. ... More

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