Division 35 Endorses Social Psychology Network
The Society for the Psychology of Women (Division 35 of the American Psychological Association; SPW) is devoted to providing an organizational base for all feminists and people of all national origins who are interested in teaching, research, or practice in the psychology of women and gender. As such, the society strongly endorses Social Psychology Network (SPN) as a first-rate resource on gender, social justice and equality.
SPN is of great value to researchers, teachers, students and policy makers, and it focuses on issues that are of central concern to Division 35 members, including intersectionality, social justice, sexism, gender and health, heterosexism and the prevention of violence. The network also provides information about scholars conducting feminist research and research on gender, and it includes extensive teaching resources related to gender and diversity, such as the following:
- Readings, web pages, and videos on gender equality and sexism
- Ambivalent Sexism Inventory (self-test and cultural comparisons)
- Gender and Race Implicit Association Tests (self-tests with FAQs)
- Twitter feed on women's rights and sexism (international in scope)
- Hundreds of links and news stories on gender and feminism
In SPW’s view, SPN offers a highly effective means of promoting feminist scholarship, teaching and practice. The division encourages its members to join the network, make use of its rich resources and contribute to the growing network of scholars and teachers who are using psychology to deepen the understanding of gender and promote equity for all people.