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Jennifer Katz

Professor of Psychology
Bailey 144
585-245-5218
katz@geneseo.edu
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Jennifer Katz has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2003.

Author, The Good Widow: A Memoir of Living with Loss

Coordinator, Pathways Peer Advocacy Program

Training and Debriefing Coordinator, Connect and Breathe After Abortion Talkline

Contributor, Stepmom Magazine

Areas of Teaching Interest

 

  • Advanced Research in Psychology (Topics: Bystander Intervention/Bias, Bigotry & Blindspots)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Human Sexual Behavior
  • Peer Advocacy
  • Psychology of Women
  • Introduction to Forensic Psychology

Areas of Research Interest

  • risk for and prevention of sexual assault and intimate partner violence
  • bystander intervention
  • reproductive health and justice, including stigma of abortion, adoption, and adolescent pregnancy
  • campus climate for LGBTQ+ students
  • healthy sexual and relational functioning

Research Links

Student Opportunities

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Georgia, 1998

    Pre-doctoral clinical internship, the Charleston Consortium/Medical University of South Carolina, 1996-1997

  • MS, Psychology, University of Georgia, 1995

  • BS, Psychology, University of Miami, 1993

Selected Recent Publications

  • Katz, J., Federici, D. & Brown, D. (2021). Effects of humor and bystander gender on responses to antigay harassment. Journal of Homosexuality, doi 10.1080/00918369.2021.1898804

  • Katz, J., Gravelin, C. R., & McCabe, E. (2021). White U.S. college students’ perceptions of prospective international students differ by race and stereotypical attributes. Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education, 13. DOI: 10.32674/jcihe.v13i4.2868

  • Katz, J., Edgington, C., & McCabe, E. (2021). Bystander responses to intimate partner misconduct: Barriers to responding to physical and sexual violations. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 36, NP6508–NP6525. doi: 10.1177/1077801218818372

  • Katz, J., & Wing-Paul, D. (2020). Taking a joke seriously: When does humor affect responses to the slurring of people with intellectual disabilities? Humor: International Journal of Humor Research. doi: 10.1515/HUMOR-2019-0110

  • Tirone, V., & Katz, J. (2020). When do motives to sexually please a male partner benefit women’s own sexual agency? Sex Roles, 82, 336–344. doi:10.1007/s11199-019-01057-5

  • Katz, J. (2019). Supporting women coping with emotional distress after abortion. The Professional Counselor, 9, 100-108. doi:10.15241/jk.9.2.101

  • Katz, J., Edgington, C. & McCabe, E. (2019). Bystander responses to intimate partner misconduct: Barriers to responding to physical and sexual violations. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

  • Katz, J. & LaRose, J. (2019). Male partner contraceptive interference: Associations with women’s relational power and destructive conflict. Violence Against Women, 25, 1262–1278. doi: 10.1177/1077801218818372

  • Katz, J. (2019). Not a trivial pursuit: A contextualized analysis of men’s intrusion on women in public spaces. Feminism and Psychology, 29, 124-127 doi: 10.1177/0959353518765025

  • Katz, J., & Federici, D. (2018). Individual differences in heterosexual cisgender students’ responses to brief education about local LGBTQ+ Safe Zones. American Journal of Sexuality Education, 13, 411-424 doi: 10.1080/15546128.2018.1463881

  • Merrilees, C., Katz, J., Dubois, N., & Grant, C. (2018). White female bystanders’ responses to a black woman at risk for sexual assault: Positive effects of intergroup contact. Violence and Victims, 33, 739-754. doi: 10. 1891/0886-6708.VV-D-17-00062

  • O’Brien, C., & Katz, J. (2018). White women’s responses to Latina versus white victims of rape leading to pregnancy. In M. Guggisberg (Ed.) Violence against women: Global perspectives, challenges and issues of the 21st century. NY: Nova Science Publishers

  • Katz, J., LaRose, J., & Richardson, B. (2018). Perceptions of motives for contraceptive interference: Patterns of gender difference and similarity. In A. Goodwin and S. Lynch (Eds.), An essential guide to men’s and women’s health. NY: Nova Science Publishers.

  • Katz, J., & Rich, H. (2017). Intimate partner violence, neoliberal ideologies, and controversies about victimhood. In C. Robertson (Ed.), Handbook on Victims Issues in Criminal Justice. Routledge

  • Ciovacco, M., Halligan-Avery, E., & Katz, J. (2017). Peer advocacy: Providing meaningful service learning opportunities for college students. In S.I. Hou (Ed.) Service learning: Perspectives, goals, and outcomes. NY: Nova Science Publishers.

  • Katz, J., & Olin, R. (2017). In their own words: A qualitative study of undergraduates’ responses to risk for incapacitated rape involving strangers. In S. Miller (Ed.) Sexual assault: Prevalence, health effects and coping strategies (pp. 87-108). NY: Nova Science Publishers.

  • Katz, J., & Ostroot, J. (2017). Neoliberal ideology and willingness to prevent sexual assault: Mediating effects of victim blame. Advances in Psychology Research, 116, 143-156.

  • Tirone, V., Katz, J., & Schukrafft, M. (2016). Verbal sexual coercion in young heterosexual dating relationships. In M. Pauldi (Ed.), Campus response against sexual assault: Needs, policies, procedures, and training programs (pp. 207-227). Praeger.

  • Katz, J., & Moore, J. (2016). Bystander education training for campus sexual assault prevention: An initial meta-analysis. Perspectives on college sexual assault: Perpetrator, victim, and bystander. (pp. 183-196) Springer Publishing Co, New York, NY

  • Nguyen, L. J., & Katz, J. (2016). Gender differences in bystander responses to risk for party rape. In T. F. Colby (Ed.), Victims and victimization: Risk factors, intervention strategies and socioemotional outcomes. (pp. 113-122). Nova University Press.

  • Other peer-reviewed work listed here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/jennifer.katz.1/bibliography/…

Selected Awards at Geneseo

  • 2019-2022 Dr. Spencer J. Roemer Supported Professorship

  • 2018 Patricia and Jerry Smith Endowed Faculty Incentive Award (for activity benefiting students)

  • 2017 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service

  • 2014 President’s Award for Research and Creativity

  • 2012 Geneseo Promoting Awareness Through Harmony (PATH) Award

  • 2008 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

  • 2005 Carol Harter Award for Faculty Mentoring

Recent Courses Taught

  • Advanced Research: Blindspots, Bias and Bigotry

  • Clinical Psychology

  • Human Sexual Behavior

  • Peer Advocacy

  • Psychology of Women

  • Psychology of Grief

Professional License

  • NYS licensed psychologist 014693-1

Classes

  • PSYC 294: Peer Advocacy-Act

    This seminar course offers students intensive training in and practical experiences with basic helping skills. Peer advocates staff a student-to-student helpline under the close supervision of the supervising instructor, a licensed mental health professional. Peer advocates also help to train and evaluate volunteer trainees (who do not receive credit) by demonstrating skills and providing trainees with practice opportunities and feedback in weekly small group sessions. Trainee performance is evaluated via oral, written, and practical exams; those who demonstrate skill mastery are eligible to enroll as peer advocates the following semester. Peer advocates and trainees participate in a mandatory weekly seminar to discuss ethical, organizational, and practical issues and for ongoing training and supervision.

  • PSYC 294: Peer Advocacy-Lec

    This seminar course offers students intensive training in and practical experiences with basic helping skills. Peer advocates staff a student-to-student helpline under the close supervision of the supervising instructor, a licensed mental health professional. Peer advocates also help to train and evaluate volunteer trainees (who do not receive credit) by demonstrating skills and providing trainees with practice opportunities and feedback in weekly small group sessions. Trainee performance is evaluated via oral, written, and practical exams; those who demonstrate skill mastery are eligible to enroll as peer advocates the following semester. Peer advocates and trainees participate in a mandatory weekly seminar to discuss ethical, organizational, and practical issues and for ongoing training and supervision.

  • PSYC 381: AdvTopClin:Intro Forensic Psyc

    An advanced course examining issues in the application of psychological concepts, with emphases on contemporary research and practice. Typical offerings may include topics such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, The Psychology of Grief, Forensic Psychology, and Behavioral Medicine.

  • PSYC 452: AdvResPsy:Blindspots,Bias,Bigo

    A selected-topic seminar that integrates, at an advanced level, a particular content area with its appropriate literature, research methods, and statistics. In the course of study of the selected issue, students review literature, design research, collect data, analyze and interpret results, and produce both oral and written reports.