Task Force on Gender and Emotion Across the Lifespan

Researchers concerned with emotion in infant and child development do not typically communicate with people who study adults, people who study garden-variety, everyday emotion do not communicate with the people who study disruptions of emotion systems and treatment, most research is still based on European Americans with little regard to intersections of social identity, and overall, gender tends to be construed only in terms of gender difference. The aim of this task force is to assemble contributors from across APA divisions who will consider emotion and gender from a new perspective: When and how does gender matter? How do intersections of identity shape the gendered experience and meaning of emotion? What are the implications for research, practice, and teaching? For more information, contact SPW president, Stephanie Shields.