Wednesday, 16 August 2017

EQUITY&DIVERSITY SERIES: Research talk on sexual diversity, prejudice and wellbeing by Ass.Prof MIles Bore

The School of Psychology’s Social and Organisational Psychology Research Group invites you to a research presentation by Ass.Prof. Miles Bore as part of our Equity and Diversity Colloquium Series.

When: 12.00pm – 1.00pm on Tuesday 22nd August
Where: The Keats Reading Room, Psychology/Aviation Building (AVLG17), with video link to the Seminar Room, Science Offices at Ourimbah.

Sexual diversity and sexual prejudice: we need a greater understanding of 'willingness to cause harm'

Research continues to demonstrate that sexuality is multidimensional and more diverse than the three sexual identity labels of heterosexual, homosexual and bisexual. My presentation moves through three topics. First, I will present data demonstrating the diversity of sexuality. Second, we will briefly consider the research into the mental health of same-sex attracted people and the causal role of sexual prejudice. We will then consider the psychology of those who engage in sexual prejudice and the need for further research into this willingness to cause harm.

Brief Bio
Associate Professor Miles is an academic researcher in the area of personality and individual differences. His current focus is on applying individual differences theory and methodology to diversity in gender and sexuality. He has worked at the School of Psychology, University of Newcastle, since 2001 and is Deputy Head of School (Teaching). Other research projects have been in the areas of morality, psychometrics, selection of applicants to medical and allied health education, and the measurement of personality in late childhood.