The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
Dr Afroditi Pina
Lecturer in Forensic Psychology
My main research interests are focused on sexual violence, gender equality and victimisation. In particular, I have researched rape and the myths that surround it and sexual harassment and how the latter impacts on its victims. I have also researched women’s coping strategies as a response to sexual harassment. I am also interested in emotions and have worked on anger and fear and the particular link between those two emotions and sexual harassment experiences.
Bohner, G., Pina, A., Viki, G.T., & Siebler, F (2010). Using social norms to reduce men's 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 women's cosmetic surgery attitudes. Sex Roles DOI: 10.1007/s11199-010-9759-5.
Pina, A., Gannon, T. A. (2010). An overview of the literature on antecedents, perceptions and behavioural consequences of sexual harassment. Journal of Sexual Aggression, 16(3), 1-24.
Pina, A., Gannon, T. A., & Saunders, B. (2009). An overview of the literature on sexual harassment: Perpetrator, theory, and treatment issues. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 14, 126-138.