Suzanna M Rose

Suzanna M Rose
Florida International University | FIU · Department of Psychology

PhD

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January 2016 - present
Florida International University
Position
  • Associate Provost
January 2009 - December 2015
Florida International University
Position
  • Managing Director
August 1980 - June 2000
University of Missouri-St. Louis
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  • Professor
Education
September 1973 - June 1979
University of Pittsburgh
Field of study
  • Psychology

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Bystander intervention training programs increasingly are used to motivate individuals to intervene in interpersonal situations that are causing harm to others or are violating social norms of fairness. Here, we describe the creation of and immediate response to a Bystander Leadership™ intervention training program to reduce gender and race bias am...
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Purpose: Despite efforts to increase the representation of women in the national scientific workforce, results still lag. While women's representation in health-related sciences has increased substantially, women remain underrepresented in senior leadership roles. This study was conducted to elucidate influences at the individual, interpersonal, o...
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In this early stage innovation discussion we report on how we used Intersectionality to explore the climates of STEM departments in Florida International University (FIU) and how our understanding was used in developing FIU ADVANCE’s 5-step Bystander Leadership behavioral skills training program. The discussion will engage participants in consideri...
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Women continue to be underrepresented in the academic fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) relative to the proportion of doctoral degrees they earn (NSF, 2017). This also was the case in 2009 at Florida International University, where only 11% of the STEM tenure-line faculty were women. In this chapter, the rationale, i...
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Suzanna M. Rose and Michelle M. Hospital continue the analysis of relationships by explicitly focusing on the nature of love and friendship, exploring their similarities and differences. They emphasize the value of friendship, the importance of self-love, and the politics of sisterhood.
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In the United States, broad study in an array of different disciplines —arts, humanities, science, mathematics, engineering— as well as an in-depth study within a special area of interest, have been defining characteristics of a higher education. But over time, in-depth study in a major discipline has come to dominate the curricula at many institut...
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The recent fast-paced globalization and transnational flow of faculty from different racial and ethnic backgrounds has significantly added to the diversity and complexity of academia (Albert & Hazan, 2013). With increasing diversity, questions are raised about the intersections of different social identities of faculty and how they affect the cultu...
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Describes the three successful programs that were implemented during FIU's first NSF ADVANCE PAID grant and their outcomes.
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In this chapter, we present a selective review of research on friendships across the identities of race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. First, barriers to and facilitators of these friendships are described. Next, research on cross- race, ethnic, and sexual orientation friendship across the lifespan is reviewed. The role of gender is also discu...
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ADVANCE efforts at Florida International University (FIU), a Carnegie very high research Minority Serving Institution, have focused on recruiting women of color in STEM to achieve a diverse faculty that better represents its Hispanic and Black student population (64% and 13%, respectively of 55,000 students). An analysis of the demographics of FIU’...
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Course transformation in College Algebra at Florida International University was achieved through the use of a newly created Mastery Math Model that emphasized both HI TECH and HI TOUCH to improve student learning. The MMM resulted in pass rates rising from about 33% to nearly 80%.
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We examined the scripts associated with heterosexual Hispanic and White young adults' most recent initial sexual or romantic encounter using two samples of heterosexual undergraduates: 224 Hispanic students (49% female) and 316 White students (51% female). Scripts were identified for three types of encounters: dating, hanging out, and hooking up. T...
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An overview of current research on older lesbians is provided in this chapter drawing primarily from the research carried out in the USA. Topics include: (a) the “visibility” of older lesbians; (b) theories of lifespan development; (c) research on older lesbians; and (d) the impact of social contexts on lesbians over 60, such as personal relationsh...
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Lesbians have been identified as a group less influenced by heterosexist standards of beauty, especially standards of thinness for women. This may be considered a "lesbian advantage" that influences lesbians to be less vulnerable to eating disorders or less depressed concerning body image. In this poster, protective forces against weight stigma for...
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In response to new statewide performance metrics for institutional funding, Florida International University identified, and targeted for transformation, courses critical to student retention and graduation. Using key elements of the highly successful Mastery Math Program as a model, FIU has replaced adjuncts with instructors, formed course-­‐speci...
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In 2014-2015, the Florida International University (FIU) ADVANCE team and its allies successfully elevated their concerns about equity and advancement in a formal request to the Provost to establish an Office for the Advancement of Women and Minority Faculty. In this poster, we describe the major NSF activities and local events that motivated this...
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In this chapter, we provide an overview of current research on older lesbians drawing primarily from research done in the U.S., including (a) the “visibility” of older lesbians; (b) theories of lifespan development and their application to older lesbians; (c) research on older lesbians including cross-sectional studies of lesbians and sexual minori...
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Feminist tactics for creating change during the 1970s and 1980s such as consciousness-raising groups, protests, anti-racism training, and community education concerning inequality were all methods that propelled feminist concerns forward. A constant challenge for feminists in subsequent decades has been how to motivate successive generations of wom...
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Two significant accomplishments of the FIU PAID project will be described, including: (1) an increase in the percentage of tenured and tenure-track women in STEM departments from 12.6% for the year preceding the project (2011) to 16.7% for the final year of the project (2014); and (2) significant improvements in the climate for women. We attributed...
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The purpose of this paper is to explore the application of biological, evolutionary, and sociocultural frameworks to issues of gender in the 10 most popular introductory psychology textbooks in the U.S. The use of these metatheories is of interest to feminist scholars because they have implications for the extent to which students learn that gender...
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In this chapter, we provide an overview of current research on lesbian love, sex, and relationships with an emphasis on five areas: (a) media images of lesbians, (b) gender roles, (c) sexuality, (d) relationships, and (e) Internet communities. We conclude by exploring how the legalization of same-sex marriage might affect lesbian relationships and...
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The FIU PAID team achieved three important goals within its first year (2011-12): (1) a 12% increase in the number of tenure track women hired in science and engineering, including two minority women; (2) an increase in the number of minority men faculty; and, (3) an improvement in the hiring climate, with new hires reporting a greater level of sat...
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Reviews the book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg (see record 2013-09276-000 ). This best selling book has taken on the challenge posed in this second-wave feminist quote to urge women to confront the internalized sexism that prevents many from “leaning in” to leadership. Sandberg raises the call for women to compete m...
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This research presents two studies examining scripts for the actual initial romantic encounters of young heterosexual Hispanic adults in the Southeastern U.S. In Study 1, 242 Hispanic undergraduates were asked to describe their most recent first romantic encounter using a cognitive script methodology, and then to classify the encounter as being a d...
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Starting in the 1960s, feminists argued that the discipline of psychology had neglected the study of women and gender and misrepresented women in its research and theories. Feminists also posed many questions worthy of being addressed by psychological science. This call for research preceded the emergence of a new and influential body of research o...
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In this selective review, we examined research on heterosexual dating published in Sex Roles since its inception to determine if dating practices have become more egalitarian over the past 35years. An analysis of current best-selling dating advice books suggests that gender roles continue to be institutionalized in cultural scripts. A sexual script...
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The current study answers a need to provide information about bisexual as differentiated from gay/lesbian individuals and to increase understanding of the sexual minority stress experienced by bisexual individuals. men and women who identifed themselves as either bisexual or exclusively lesbian/Gay (lG) were recruited nationwide and completed quest...
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Reviews: Handbook of Counseling and Psychotherapy with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Clients, Second Edition. Edited by Kathleen J. Bieschke, Ruperto M. Perez, and Kurt A. DeBord, Washington D.C., American Psychological Association, 2007. ISBN: 1-59147-421-3 and Sexual Orientation and Mental Health: Examining Identity and Development in...
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Women after 50 show a new vigor in their friendships. The second half of life elicits review and contemplation concerning where one has been and also, sometimes, decision and change concerning the personal priorities that will guide the remaining decades. New perspectives of the self and intimacy emerge. As time becomes more valuable, choices about...
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Homophobic violence and same-sex domestic violence against lesbians are described in this paper based on survey research and hotline calls conducted by a community anti-violence project. A community survey of 229 lesbians indicated that during a one-year period, about fifteen percent had been the target of homophobic violence and twelve percent had...
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This article presents an overview of women's representation in leadership positions in major institutional spheres in Japan. It explores the literature on recent changes and institutional and psychological barriers to women's mobility. Although women have acted as agents of change who challenge the relationship between family and workplace , women'...
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Psychological distress, crime features, and help-seeking behaviors of homophobic bias incidents were explored using a convenience sample of 290 lesbian, gay, and bisexual participants. A majority of the sample (73%) indicated they had been the target of at least one homophobic incident. Participants provided a detailed account of their most serious...
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Abstract The impact of lesbian group membership upon physical appearance was examined among 81 young lesbians (ages 18-30) who participated in a questionnaire study. Most participants indicated making distinct but modest changes in their physical appearance after coming out as lesbians. These changes were in the direction of their pre-coming out co...
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Lesbian dating and courtship were explored based on interviews with 38 predominantly white lesbians (ages 22-63) representing young adult, adult, and midlife age groups. Friendship was found to be the most widely used courtship script across all age groups, followed by the sexually explicit and romance scripts, with friendship and romance scripts b...
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This research describes the empirical classification of stressors for gay men and lesbians. Volunteer respondents were recruited through a free local gay and lesbian newspaper, through gay and lesbian student organizations nationwide, through gay and lesbian bookstores nationwide, and at a gay festival in St. Louis. Nine hundred seventy-nine (979)...
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Lesbian dating and courtship were explored based on interviews with 38 predominantly white lesbians (ages 22-63) representing young adult, adult, and midlife age groups. Friendship was found to be the most widely used courtship script across all age groups, followed by the sexually explicit and romance scripts, with friendship and romance scripts b...
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Prevalence of aggression inflicted and sustained in dating relationships was investigated for 171 low income African American youth. More women were victims of choking, attempted forced intercourse, and hurt feelings. As perpetrators, more women reported making threats, throwing objects, and hitting their partner. However, men perpetrated more seri...
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The study of women's relationships has been guided by cultural scripts that are deeply heterosexist. In this article, the impact of cultural scripts on the research agenda is explored concerning two aspects of romantic and friend relationships: sexuality and relationship development. Research on lesbians is used to demonstrate how the inclusion of...
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The discussion in this book demonstrates how societies construct and create gendered relationships, and also suggests how "non-traditional" close relationships may strengthen, or make irrelevant, gender-linked behavior. This book is intended for students as well as academics, researchers, and practitioners in the fields of psychology, gender studie...
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Book received the 1997 Gustav Meyers Award for Human Rights.
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Our intent in this chapter was to illustrate some of the considerations, problems, and rewards of friendships between African-American and White lesbians based on twelve in-depth interviews. How the politics of race and racism would affect the formation and development of friendships was of particular interest. Cross-race friendships were seen as h...
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The focus in this chapter is on the large body of work available that reveals the rich texture of women's friendships; explores their variety across social class, race, sexual orientation and gender roles; examines their broader social context and impact; and explores the the relationship between feminism and women's friendship.
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Stake, Roades, Rose, Ellis, and West (1994) reported that women's studies classes led to more feminist activism and greater personal course-related changes than nonwomen's studies classes. The present study tested the durability of the positive changes observed in women studies students 9 months following the last week of class. Comparisons between...
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The impact of women's studies courses on students' feminist activism and related behaviors was assessed through quantitative and qualitative methods. At pretesting, women's studies students (10 classes: 161 women and 18 men) did not report significantly more activism than nonwomen's studies students taught by women's studies faculty (9 classes: 73...
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Scripts for a first date for 51 gay men and 44 lesbians were explored. Well-defined scripts were found for both hypothetical and actual accounts. Hypothetical scripts contained fourteen actions for gay men and lesbians; eleven were common to both. Gay men's actual scripts had eighteen actions and lesbians' had nineteen, with twelve common to both....
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Single women's and men's scripts for a hypothetical and actual first date were investigated for a sample of 135 predominately white undergraduates. Strong scripts were found for both. Hypothetical scripts contained 19 actions for women and men; actual dates consisted of 20 actions for women and 15 for men. Hypothetical scripts constituted a core ac...
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Women scientists continue to face exclusion from predominantly male “old boy” networks that provide access to important career opportunities. A small national sample of junior faculty in biology—women and men—was surveyed in the present study to determine how women were faring in terms of gaining entry to these networks and the networks' impact on...
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Young single women's and men's cognitive scripts for the event “a first date” were examined to determine their content and to test for hypothesized differences in behavioral expectations. Participants were asked to list 20 expected actions involved in a first date for a woman and for a man. High agreement among participants was found for the conten...
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Women's studies courses have been hugely successful at facilitating the personal growth of students,' including changing attitudes about gender roles, enhancing feelings of personal worth, increasing career goals, and developing an awareness of women's common oppression.2 A major challenge, however, that feminist faculty continue to face even in es...
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Rational bias theory predicts that discrimination may be situationally influenced by circumstances in which a show of bias seems likely to be rewarded or punished by others. This study applies the theory in an examination of managerial sex and race discrimination in situations in which normative or unusual signals are given. In agreement with ratio...
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The ideology of “sisterhood” within the feminist movement suggests that feminists’ and nonfeminists’ same–sex friendships would differ profoundly. This assumption was tested by examining the friendships of 45 heterosexual nonfeminists, 43 heterosexual feminists, and 38 lesbian feminists from a large midwestern city. Participants ranged in age from...
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Strategies for maintaining and ending casual, close and best friendships were investigated using a sample of ninety young adults, aged twenty to twenty-eight. As hypothesized, best friendships were regarded as more self-maintaining, more based on affection and less affected by a decrease in contact than close friendships, which in turn were more de...
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Argues that among the forces that shape desire in women and men are the depictions of relationships and sexual expression in popular fiction. The structure and content of 2 common "scripts" are explored: a romance script, found in fairy tales and romance novels aimed at females, and an adventure script, incorporated in action comic books, adventure...
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Across the nation the percentage of women enrolled as undergraduates has been increasing over the past two decades. At this time women are actually in the majority, making up 50.8 percent of all U.S. undergraduates. However, despite women's participation in higher education and their generally goochircademic performance , women continue to be less...
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Composition and functioning of academics' professional networks were assessed in a study of 47 women and 43 men holding tenure-track assistant professor positions in psychology at sixty universities. Women's networks had significantly more women colleagues, more higher-status women colleagues, and fewer associates from their previous institutions t...
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The present study investigated the homosocial preferences and the functions, formation, and maintenance characteristics of same- and cross-sex friendships for a sample of 90 young adults, ages 20 to 28 years. Single women and married participants of both sexes evidenced a definite preference for same-sex friendships. The expectations associated wit...
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College women's and men's retrospective accounts of recently terminated or deteriorated close same-sex friendships and changes in their friendship networks over the past five years were examined. Four patterns of friendship dissolution were identified: physical separation, new friends replace old, growing to dislike the friend, and interference fro...
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The title of the workshop to which this paper is presented asks whether parents’, teachers’, and children’s attitudes toward sex roles are changing. Most likely, the organizers of this symposium were moved to ask this question because of the secular changes taking place in the countries represented at this conference. The fact that this issue of ch...
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The purpose of this study was to develop an evaluation instrument to assess young children's language communication skills. Two parallel sets of Language Communication Skills Tasks (LCST) were developed. Each task was developed to measure the effectiveness of the child's communication skills as both a speaker and listener. The subjects were 112 chi...

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