Sarah Cook

Sarah Cook: On the Precipice of Change: 60 Years of Campus Rape Research

Sarah Cook2016-2017 COLLOQUIUM SERIES Co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics and Women, Gender and Sexuality presents Sarah Cook, Georgia State University, Distinguished Alumni Lecturer.

On the Precipice of Change: 60 Years of Campus Rape Research
With President Obama’s White House Task Force on Keeping Students Safe from Sexual Assault, the higher education community has finally begun to address the problem. Social science research, the bulk of it from psychology, can inform institutional understanding of the problem and requisite changes. In this talk, I weave 60 years of data on what we know about the nature and scope of victimization and perpetration, how students understand consent, and how as institutions we can use compassion and still meet federal regulations for Title IX! I will also describe several collaborative initiatives by psychological scientists to advance knowledge on campus climate.

Friday, October 14, 2016
3:30 p.m.
Gilmer 190

Coffee at 3:15pm. Reception will be held after the talk.