The Women’s Advocacy Club thrives off finding current research within the last decade to urge it’s audience, members, and leaders to be aware of what is going on globally. In attaining the latest information from credible sources (e.g., books, newspapers, journals, websites, etc.) the Women’s Advocacy Club can redirect its mission to meet: political climates, areas of need, and justice. With a world so big, it is evident that we need to work together in order to target what needs to be addressed in order to enhance mental, emotional, and physical wellness.
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CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS:
RESEARCH ON RELATIONSHIPS
- Why do men cheat and lie to women they are dating and claim they love?
RESEARCH ON ILLNESS, CANCER & RECOVERY
- What leads to cancer and why do some recover and others don’t?
- What forms of illness develop in women who stay in abusive relationships?
RESEARCH ON DIAGNOSIS/SPECIAL NEEDS LEARNING:
- Are kids and adults who are on the Autism Spectrum limited in their abilities to functioning independently in society?
- Are diagnosis and labels made to control and exploit the people? Who created the DMS and what was their motive?
- What is dyslexia and what theories are empirically supported to help them advance their learning and reading skills?
RESEARCH ON THE ARMENIAN POPULATION
Dr. Lena discussed the Armenian founder, Dr. Harold Goolishian’s life and about his theoretical model that rarely deserves the credit it needs in being in the Marital and Family Therapy Field. Although Dr. Goolishian has passed away several years ago, Lena was trained by his mentee, Dr. Susan Swim who worked very closely with him. Lena practices MFT from this model in her work with Armenians and all others and hopes to continue to talk about his work and contributions to the field. She will be producing more research with her organization: http://www.armenianresearchassociation.org.
RESEARCH ON WOMEN
- What is feminism and why is their so much misunderstanding behind it’s mission and values?- (Research Interest)
- A Closer Look at #Singlism and the Experiences of Armenian-American Women Pursuing Higher Education- By: Dr. Lena Magardechian
Abstract This qualitative pheno-menological research study was to shed light on the prevailing issue of singlism and the experiences of this phenomenon for Armenian-American women. Through snowball and purposeful sampling, a total of eight participants were recruited and interviewed for this study. The results from the data analysis indicated four primary themes with eight subthemes total. The primary themes were: (1) Unspoken rules about singlehood and marriage; (2) Perceptions of one’s own single marital status; (3) Experiences of Singlism; (4) Above average levels of satisfaction with singlehood. Areas of limitations and suggestions for future studies are discussed.
Collectivism and Body Image Dissatisfaction in Women
We had assumption that women from collectivist cultures would have lower body dissatisfaction because collectivism focuses more on the needs of the group and conformity, rather than preferences and needs of the self – thus, focusing on one’s body would go against collectivist cultural values. We wanted to determine the correlation between collectivism and body dissatisfaction in women.
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The leadership of women in psychology has a lengthy history of discrimination in terms of wage differentials, positions of power and social and professional status. Additionally, the presenters will speak about ways in which psychologists can advocate for women’s rights and women’s safety as well as how to speak out against microaggressions and harassment.
Different types of microaggressions in the workplace
Microaggressions against minority women in academia
Gaslighting: Workplace, Business