Gender

Who Am I? Why Positive Representation of Women in the Media is Crucial

There has definitely been a change of tides in the discussion of body image and representation of women in the media as of late. The increased focus on feminism, the quest for equality in the races and gender have given rise to large tribes of people

by Rachel MacPherson
March 10, 2019

What to do When Feeling Anxious for No Reason: Confessions of a Chronic Worrier

As thoughtful as the attempts are from others to suggest things like, *just stop worrying or don’t worry, be happy*, they offer little help in ridding imagined fears. Research has consistently found chronic worry and anxiety interfere with memory and cognitive performance

by Veronika Tait March 2, 2019

22 Inspiring Quotes on Empathy from Emotion Researchers

The more I learn about emotions, the more empathy becomes front and center. It is vitally important in human relationships. This article brings together the most profound things we know about empathy.

by Veronika Tait February 24, 2019

Where is Toxic Femininity? Exploring the Counterpart to Toxic Masculinity

Toxic Masculinity is a phrase increasingly used in media and gender literature with google searches spiking, especially since the recent release of Gillette’s controversial commercial. Why are there so few references to an equivalent Toxic Femininity?

by Veronika Tait February 16, 2019

What is Toxic Masculinity? Lessons from Shepherd Bliss and Other Gender Researchers

With the recent release of Gillette’s controversial commercial, media has been buzzing about toxic masculinity. This term was first coined in the 1980s by

by Veronika Tait February 14, 2019

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Veronika Tait

Veronika Tait is the proud mother of two little ones. She earned her PhD in Social Psychology at Brigham Young University and currently teaches psychology courses at two universities in Utah. When she’s not singing Broadway show tunes in her shower, she’s reading psychology books, researching decision making, conducting Story Time at her local library, or volunteering with political groups.

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