CASI Student Research Seminar
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CASI Student Research Seminar

April 2, 2015

April 2, 2015

1. Second Side of Sexism: Analysis of Benevolent Practices of Subjugation and Domestic Violence in Southern Kyrgyzstan

Presenter: Bermet Zhanybekova, Senior, Psychology Department, AUCA

2. Adaptive and Maladaptive Coping Strategies among Fathers of Newborn Infants

Presenter: Aigerim Bakubatova, Senior, Psychology Department, AUCA

Abstracts:

Second Side of Sexism: Analysis of Benevolent Practices of Subjugation and Domestic Violence in Southern Kyrgyzstan

Statistics show that the level of domestic violence toward women is higher in Southern parts of Kyrgyzstan. Women are considered to be weak and dependent on men. The subjugation of women is expressed in two types of sexism: hostile sexism and benevolent sexism. The research is based on a theory that “Societies that exalt women on a pedestal have higher level of violence and discrimination towards women”. The main goal of the research is to find out whether or not benevolent sexism and hostile sexism are correlated.

The south area of Kyrgyzstan is known for its specifically drastic backlash to traditional gender roles and women’s impoverishing situation. The research is important in contributing to understanding of the everyday practices of sexism in southern parts of Kyrgyzstan.

Adaptive and Maladaptive Coping Strategies among Fathers of Newborn Infants

The following senior project investigates the coping strategies of new fathers. Studies suggest that becoming a father for the first time is an important and also stressful developmental process. The focus of the following research is to describe behaviors exhibited by fathers during the first year after birth of their first child. More specifically, the focus is on coping strategies - behavioral patterns which appeared after the birth of their child, or which changed quantitatively or qualitatively as a response to the birth of a child. Within the research, the level of stress of fathers is measured to provide understanding of stresses of fatherhood and how coping helps to deal with the stress.

The research studies the main changes that occur in the psychological state of fathers, discourses they develop during the transition and shifts that occur in self-perception, interpersonal interactions and their anticipation of future.

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