Study by Graduate Student Liana Peter-Hagene Profiled in New York Magazine

A study co-authored by Liana Peter-Hagene, a graduate student in the Department of Psychology, was recently featured in an October 13, 2015 New York Magazine article entitled “Women Who Show Anger Are Taken Less Seriously.” The article, which cites Peter-Hagene’s paper “One Angry Woman: Anger Expression Increases Influence for Men, but Decreases Influence for Women, During Group Deliberation,” discusses the phenomenon of women who demonstrate anger having their actions interpreted as based on emotion, not logic, and how this can undermine their status in the workplace and elsewhere.

“ When women express anger during group deliberation, it ends up undermining their argument, and people are less likely to be influenced by their opinion. For men, on the other hand, the opposite is true. ‘These diverging consequences might result in women potentially having less influence on societally important decisions than men, such as jury verdicts,’ write the authors, Jessica Salerno of Arizona State University and Liana Peter-Hagene of the University of Illinois at Chicago.”

The full article can be found here.