Researcher

Dr Khandis Rose Blake

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Research Summary

I have three main lines of research. First, my research considers how behavior, attitudes, and culture associated with gender are influenced by the interplay between biological, environmental, and economic forces. Myself and my collaborators propose that gendered phenomena such as inimate partner violence, attitudes toward abortion, and male-male aggression arise partially out of mating market dynamics. Second, I investigate...view more

Research Summary

I have three main lines of research. First, my research considers how behavior, attitudes, and culture associated with gender are influenced by the interplay between biological, environmental, and economic forces. Myself and my collaborators propose that gendered phenomena such as inimate partner violence, attitudes toward abortion, and male-male aggression arise partially out of mating market dynamics. Second, I investigate the causes and consequences of female-female intrasexual competition and the conditions under which female sexualization elevates women's agency. Third, I develop methodological tools to advance the psychosocial study of female ovulation and ovarian hormones.

 

An example of my current research questions are:

  1. How do socio-structural outcomes predict misogynistic sentiment on Twitter (men's right activism and related tweets)?
  2. What is the relationship between female intrasexual competition (sexualized selfies) and income inequality versus gender inequality?
  3. What is the relationship between gender equality and attitudes towards male-to-female intimate partner coercion?
  4. How do sex ratios affect violent crime in Australia?
  5. How are attitudes towards female sexual suppression predicted by the reproductive stakes one holds in the sex of one's kin?

 

Awards

2016 Australian Psychological Society Elaine Dignan Award for Research Benefiting Women

2016 International Society for Research in Aggression Lagerspetz Award

2016 International Society for Research in Aggression Young Investigator Award

2016 Society of Australasian Social Psychologists Award for Outstanding Postgraduate Research

2014 Sydney Psychology Postgraduate Conference Award for Best Empirical Presentation

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Location

Kensington Campus, Sydney NSW

Publications

by Dr Khandis Rose Blake