The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
Dr. Afroditi Pina
Lecturer in Forensic Psychology
PhD in Forensic Psychology, University of Kent
MSc in Forensic Psychology, University of Kent
BSc (Honours) in Psychology, University of Wales, Bangor
My research interests include the role of appraisals, emotional reactions, in particular the role of anger and fear,
and behavioural responses in womens negative experiences, in particular to harassing or sexually violent events, in
the form of various coping strategies. In particular, my research examines the role of unfairness and power in
sexual harassment, as well as the role of anger and fear in choosing specific approach or avoidance coping strategies.
I currently research in the area of sexual harassment, rape and sexual assault and the processes involved in coping
with these crimes.
Recently, I have begun researching in the area of self and sexual objectification and the consequences these have in womens views of personal safety, anxiety and also self image.
- Ask, K & Pina, A. (2011). On Anger and Blaming: How specific Negative Emotions Influence Judgments of Criminal Intent. Short Report for Social Psychological and Personality Science (online)
- Bohner, G., Eyssel, F., Pina, A., Siebler, F., & Viki, G.T. (2009) Rape myth acceptance: cognitive, affective and behavioural effects of beliefs that blame the victim and exonerate the perpetrator. In Horvath, M.A.H & Brown, J. (Eds) Rape: Challenging contemporary thinking. Devon UK. Willan
- Bohner, G., Pina, A., Viki, G.T., & Siebler, F (2010). Using social norms to reduce mens rape proclivity: Perceived rape myth acceptance of out-groups may be more influential than that of in-groups. Psychology, Crime & Law, 16(8) p.671.
- Calogero, R. M., Pina, A., Park, L. E., Rahemtulla, Z (2010). The role of sexual objectification in college womens cosmetic surgery attitudes. Sex Roles DOI: 10.1007/s11199-010-9759-5
- Calogero, R.M. & Pina, A. (in press). Body Guilt: Preliminary evidence for a further subjective experience of self-objectification.Psychology of Women Quarterly
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