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Two papers

Fabio Fasoli has recently published two papers; Gay Straight Communication and Shades of Sexualization: When Sexualization Becomes Sexual Objectification

Gay Straight Communication
Sexual orientation is a private matter that individuals can decide to disclose or conceal. Nevertheless, when interacting with others, people look for cues of sexual orientation. Hence, the person’s face, voice, or non-verbal behavior is taken as a cue revealing sexual orientation. As research on “gaydar” has shown, this detecting ability can sometimes be accurate or stereotype-based. Sometimes gay, lesbian, and bisexual people themselves intentionally communicate their sexual identity explicitly or through more subtle cues. Intentional or not, several cues are taken as communicating sexual orientation with the consequences of shaping interpersonal interactions.

Shades of Sexualization: When Sexualization Becomes Sexual Objectification
Sexualization in mass media is a widespread phenomenon. Although sexualization and sexual objectification are often used as synonymous, they are two different concepts. Across two studies, we investigated how sexualization affects perceptions of women and men  as sexual objects.

Intersex after the Recognition of Human Rights conference

In September 2016, Peter Hegarty co-organized the conference Intersex after the Recognition of Human Rights with David Griffiths (School of Sociology) and Kamilla Hawthorne, MBE (Associate Dean of Medicine) which was held at the University of Surrey.  The meeting was the third annual meeting of the EuroPsi - The European Network for Psychosocial Studies in Intersex/Diverse Sex Development. It was partially funded by grants from the Institute of Advanced Study and the Wellcome Trust.        

Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

David Frost has served as the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues representative to the United Nations NGO committee, a role in which he worked to translate research evidence towards the facilitation of millennium development goals.  David Frost’s research findings have been cited in expert witness testimony and international policy briefs regarding the rights of sexual minority youth, couples, and families (e.g., Sexual Minorities Uganda v. Scott Lively) and arguments to include attention to sexual orientation in the World Health Organization’s classification of social determinants of health.

Hybrid Human-Machine Computing (HHMC): From Human Computation to Social Computing and Beyond conference

In September 2017,  Patrice Rusconi was one of the co-organizers of the conference “From Human Computation to Social Computing and Beyond ”, organised by Shujun Li (Department of Computer Science and Surrey Centre for Cyber Security, University of Surrey) which was held at the University of Surrey. The workshop was funded by the Institute of Advanced Studies at the University of Surrey and partly by related EPSRC and EU research projects of the co-organisers.

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