Jennifer Gorman


Jennifer Gorman

Senior Lecturer, Psychology

Joined Connecticut College: 1999

Education
B.S., Mary Washington College
M.A., Connecticut College


Specializations

Health psychology

Psychology of women

Gender roles

Attitudes and expectations

Applied research methods in psychology

Jennifer Gorman regularly teaches PSY 100 (Introduction to Psychology) lecture and laboratories and PSY 202 (Research Methods). Her primary area of research is women’s reproductive health. She has published over a dozen journal articles and given more than 50 presentations with her colleagues and students. She has also served as an ad hoc reviewer for "Women’s Reproductive Health" and "Sex Roles: A Journal of Research."

Gorman is a member of the Association for Women in Psychology (AWP) and has served as the treasurer for the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research (SMCR). She was a recipient of the Esther R. Rome award from the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research in 1999.

Recent publications

Marvan, M., Chrisler, J. C., Gorman, J. A., & Barney, A. (2017). The meaning of menarche: A cross-cultural semantic network analysis. Health Care for Women International, 1-12. doi: 10.1080/07399332.2017.1338706

Chrisler, J. C., & Gorman, J. A. (2016). Adventures in feminist health psychology: Teaching about and conducting feminist psychological science. In T-A Roberts, N. Curtin, L.E. Duncan, & L.M. Cortina (Eds.), Feminist Perspectives on Building a Better Psychological Science of Gender (pp. 161-177). New York, NY: Springer.

Chrisler, J. C., Gorman, J. A., Manion, J., Barney, A., Adams-Clark, A., Newton, J., McGrath, M., & Murgo, M. (2016). Queer periods: Attitudes toward and experiences with menstruation in the masculine of center and transgender community. Culture, Health, & Sexuality, 18 (11), 1238-1250. doi: 10.1080/13691058.2016.1182645

Chrisler, J. C., & Gorman, J. A. (2015). The medicalization of women’s moods: Premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. In M. McHugh and J. Chrisler (Eds.), The wrong prescription for women: How medicine and media create a need for treatments drugs, and surgery (pp. 77-98). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Chrisler, J.C., Marvan, M. L., Gorman, J. A., & Rossini, M. (2015). Body appreciation and attitudes toward menstruation. Body Image, 12, 78-81.

Chrisler, J.C., & Gorman, J. A. (2015). Menstruation. In H. Friedman (Ed.), Encyclopedia of mental health (2nd ed.). New York: Elsevier.

Chrisler, J.C., Gorman, J.A., & Streckfuss, L. (2014). Self-silencing, perfectionism, loss of control, dualistic discourse, and the experience of premenstrual syndrome. Women's Reproductive Health, 1, 138-152.

Chrisler, J.C., Gorman, J., Marvan, M.L., & Johnston-Robledo, I. (2014). Ambivalent sexism and attitudes toward women in different stages of their reproductive lives: A semantic, cross-cultural approach. Health Care for Women International, 35 (6), 634-657. doi: 10.1080/07399332.2012.740113.

Chrisler, J.C., Fung, K.T., Lopez, A.M., & Gorman, J.A. (2013). Suffering by comparison: Twitter user’s reactions to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Body Image: An International Journal of Research, 10, 648-652.

Chrisler, J. C., Gorman, J., Serra, K., & Chapman, K. (2012). Facing up to aging: Mid-life women’s attitudes toward cosmetic procedures. Women and Therapy, 35 (3-4), 193-206.

Chrisler, J.C., & Gorman Rose, J. (2011). PMS. In M.Z. Strange, C.K. Oyster, & J.G. Golson (Eds.), The multimedia encyclopedia of women in today's world (pp. 1144-1146). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Chrisler, J. C., & Gorman Rose, J. (2010). Mentoring undergraduate women. In C. A. Rayburn, F. L. Denmark, M. E. Reuder, & A. Austria (Eds), A Handbook for Women Mentors Transcending Barriers of Stereotype, Race, and Ethnicity. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Gorman Rose, J., & Chrisler, J. C. (2008). Young women’s attitudes toward continuous use of oral contraceptives: The effect of priming positive attitudes toward menstruation on women’s willingness to suppress menstruation. Health Care for Women International, 29 (7), 699-701.

Chrisler, J.C., Gorman Rose, J., Dutch, S., Sklarsky, K., & Grant, M. (2006). The PMS illusion: Social cognition maintains social construction. Sex Roles, 54, 371-376.

Hoerster, K., Chrisler, J. C., & Gorman Rose, J. (2003). Attitudes toward and experiences with menstruation in the U.S. and India. Women & Health, 38, 77-95.

Erchull, M., Chrisler, J. C., Gorman, J.A., & Johnston-Robledo, I. (2002). Education and advertising: A content analysis of commercially produced booklets about menstruation. Journal of Early Adolescence, 22, 455-474.

Recent conference presentations

Gorman, J.A., Barney, A., Chrisler, J.C., Krasner, B., Pavitt, L., Pepin, H., Rosadini, S., Tutino, R., & Wang, Y. (2017, June). "What is PMS? A content analysis of 'definitions' from Urban Dictionary." Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, Kennesaw, GA.

Chrisler, J.C., Gorman, J.A., Barney, A., Wang, Y., Tutino, R., Pepin, H., Pavitt, L., & Rentko, M. (2017, June). "Rumination, emotional regulation, and premenstrual distress." Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, Kennesaw, GA.

Erchull, M.J., Marván, M.L., Chrisler, J.C., & Gorman, J.A. (2017, June). "An exploration of the factor structure of the Beliefs about and Attitudes toward Menstruation questionnaire (BATM)." Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, Kennesaw, GA.

Chrisler, J. C., Gorman, J. A., Barney, A., DiGiammarino, A., Krieger, N., Marshall, J., Palatino, B., Rentko, M., Ruzza, L., & Scofield, B. (2016, October). "You won’t learn about health & fitness by reading health and fitness magazines." Poster presented at the meeting of the New England Psychological Association, Worcester, MA.

Thomas, J., Gorman, J.A., & Chrisler, J.C. (2016, March). Skip the stirrups: Young women and the first pelvic examination. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Women in Psychology, Pittsburgh, PA.

Cristofano, J., Chrisler, J. C., & Gorman, J. (2015, October). "Bystander behaviors and attitudes in college students before and after Green Dot bystander intervention training." Poster presented at the meeting of the New England Psychological Association, Fitchburg, MA.

Stockwell-Alpert, E., Chrisler, J.C., & Gorman, J.A. (2015, September). "An intervention to reduce fat stigma in American college students." Poster presented at the conference on Weight Stigma, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Yu, K., Chrisler, J. C., & Gorman, J. A. (2015, September). "Weight stigma in middle school-aged children." Poster presented at the conference on Weight Stigma, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Chrisler, J.C., Gorman, J., Manion, J., Barney, A., Adams-Clark, A., & Newton, J. (2015, June). "Queer periods: Attitudes toward and experiences with menstruation in the masculine-of-center transgender community." Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, Boston, MA

Marvan, M. L., Jasso, K., Chrisler, J.C., Gorman, J., & Barney, A. (2015, June). "Memories of menarche and attitudes toward menstruation: Data from Mexico and the USA." Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, Boston, MA

Leichliter, A., Chrisler, J. C., & Gorman, J. (2014, August). "Reproductive anxiety: The relationship between self-objectification and attitudes toward menopause." Poster presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Chrisler, J. C., Marvan, M. L., Gorman, J.A., & Cristofano, J. H. (2013, June). "Mindfulness, self-care, and the experience of PMS." Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, New York, NY.

Chrisler, J.C., Marvan, M. L., Gorman, J. A., & Rossini, M. (2013, June). "Body appreciation, femininity, and attitudes toward menstruation." Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, New York, NY.

Chrisler, J. C., Fung, K., Lopez, A., & Gorman, J. (2013, March). "Suffering by Comparison: Twitter Users' Reactions to the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show." Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Women in Psychology, Salt Lake City, UT.

Full list of publications & presentations available by request.

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Majoring in psychology.

 

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Albert Einstein

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Jennifer Gorman
Connecticut College
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