April 9: Noted Scholar, Psychologist to Discuss Sexual Assault and Harassment

The Bucknell psychology department is hosting a talk by Jennifer Freyd — a professor of psychology at the University of Oregon and noted researcher on Betrayal Trauma Theory (BTT) and campus-based sexual and gender-based violence — on Monday, April 9 at 7 p.m. in the Forum Theatre, Elaine Langone Center (ELC 272). Her free, public talk is titled “Sexual Assault and Harassment: Moving from Institutional Betrayal to Institutional Courage.”

In addition to her current work on BTT and DARVO (Deny, Attack, and Reverse Victim and Offender), Freyd is is also known for her previous work in theories of dynamic mental representations and shareability and her discovery of the phenomenon of representational momentum. She has published three books and over 200 articles. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Her talk is sponsored by the Bucknell Institute for Public Policy, Bucknell Student Psychologists for Social Responsibility, the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Gender, and the Center for Social Science Research, as well as classics, art, biology, education, geography, Managing for Sustainability, Markets, Innovation & Design, Office of the President, Office of the Provost, philosophy, political science, psychology, religious studies, sociology & anthropology, University Lectureship Committee and Women’s & Gender Studies.

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