Psychology of Gender Working Group

Kateřina Machovcová
Kateřina Machovcová

Institute of Psychology, Czech Academy of Sciences

Lenka Formánková
Lenka Formánková
Vice Chair

Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences

Working group members:

  • Mgr. Eliška Kodyšová, PhD.
  • Mgr. Jiří Procházka
  • Zuzana Očenášová, Ph.D.
  • Hana Smitková, Ph.D.
  • Kateřina Zábrodská, Ph.D.
  • Tereza Škubalová, Ph.D.

The Psychology of gender symposia will explore various intersections between psychology and gender. We welcome contributions from all different theoretical perspectives, including but not limited to social cultural, post-structuralist, feminist, narrative, psychoanalytic, social cognitive, biological and evolutionary approaches. This field encompasses a wide variety of scientific research of gender, e.g., from the developmental, philosophical, political, normative, and psycho-hygienic perspectives.  The congress will provide a forum for scholars approaching the theme of psychology of gender from various angles and with various backgrounds (cultural or professional) and encourage meaningful meetings and discussions.

Core topics:

  • nature of relationships
  • communication and interaction styles from gender perspective
  • gender and parenting
  • gender and the workplace
  • balancing work and family
  • gender and power
  • gender perspective in health with focus on mental health
  • cultural differences in the construction of gender
  • intersectional approach, how gender is connected to social class, race, ethnicity, ability and/or age
  • methods of gender research
  • feminist and gender informed implications for psychological practice and therapy