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Arnie Kahn

Arnie Kahn

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I teach psychology at James Madison University and my main areas of interest are the psychology of women and social psychology. I do research on gender with a specific focus on violence against women, especially rape and rape acknowledgment, and rape while "hooking up."

We have been examining rape acknowledgment, the relationship between "hooking up" and sexual assault, and fraternity and athletic team membership and rape. I've also been doing some qualitative research lately.

Primary Interests:

  • Aggression, Conflict, Peace
  • Gender Psychology
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Person Perception
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Sexuality, Sexual Orientation
  • Social Cognition

Journal Articles:

  • Humphrey, S. E., & Kahn, A. S. (2000). Fraternities, athletic teams, and rape: Importance of identification with a risky group. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 15, 1313-1322.
  • Kahn, A. S. (2004). What college women do and do not experience as rape. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 28, 9-15.
  • Kahn, A. S., & Davis, S. L. (2003). A book of our own: The personal essay in psychology of women classes. Teaching of Psychology, 30, 72-73.
  • Kahn, A. S., Jackson, J., Kully, C., Badger, K., & Halvorsen, J. (2003). Calling it rape: Differences in experiences of women who do or do not label their sexual assault as rape. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 27, 233-242.
  • Kahn, A. S., Mathie, V. A., & Torgler, C. (1994). Rape scripts and rape acknowledgment. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 18, 53-66.
  • Kahn, A. S., & O'Hare, S. L. (1994). A computer bulletin board in women's studies courses. Transformations, 5, 62-73.
  • Lambert, T. A., Kahn, A. S., & Apple, K. J. (2003). Pluralistic ignorance and hooking up. Journal of Sex Research, 40, 129-133.
  • Lovell, S. E., Kahn, A. S., Anton, J., Davidson, A., Dowling, E., Post, E., & Mason, C. (1999). Does gender affect the link between organizational Citizenship behavior and performance evaluation? Sex Roles, 41, 469-478.
  • Neill, C. M., & Kahn, A. S. (1999). The role of personal spirituality and religious social activity on the life satisfaction of older widowed women. Sex Roles, 40, 319-329.
  • Powell, A. D., & Kahn, A. S. (1995). Racial differences in women's desires to be thin. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 17, 191-195.
  • Unger, R. K., & Kahn, A. S. (1998). Bias in psychology: A reappraisal. Feminism & Psychology, 8, 51-57.
  • Yoder, J. D., & Kahn, A. S. (2003). Making gender comparisons more meaningful: Adding a social contextual approach. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 27, 281-290.
  • Yoder, J. D., & Kahn, A. S. (1993). Working toward an inclusive psychology of women. American Psychologist, 48, 846-850.

Other Publications:

  • Kahn, A. S., & Andreoli Mathie, V. A. (2000). Understanding the unacknowledged rape victim. In C. B. Travis & J. W. White (Eds.), Sexuality, society, and feminism: Psychological perspectives on women. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Courses Taught:

  • Psychology of Women and Gender

Arnie Kahn
Department of Psychology
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807
United States

  • Phone: (540) 568-3963
  • Fax: (540) 568-3322

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