Professor Honored by Association for Women in Psychology


An associate professor of psychology in the School of Arts & Sciences has been recognized for her significant and extensive contributions to the Association for Women in Psychology.

Dr. Rebecca Lafleur received the award during the group's national conference March 6 to 9 in Columbus, Ohio. She has been a member of AWP since 1994, when she joined as a graduate student. She is a conference proposal reviewer, coordinated the 2003 annual conferencein Jersey City, served as newsletter editor from 2004 to 2007, and was conference liaison from 2010 to 2014.

At this year's conference, Lafleur presented a paper with Catherine Baudendistel SAS'16 titled "Fat Talking Feminists? The Relationship between Feminist Attitudes and Negative Body Talk" as part of the Featured Feminist Science Symposia Series: Exploring and Measuring the "F-word": Empirical Examinations of Feminist Identity, Attitudes, and Beliefs.

Baudendistel, an Honors student and psychology major, was joined by three other CNR students at the conference: Claudia Benitez SAS'16, an Honors student and business and economics major; psychology major Janace Lynch SAS'15; and Rashaa Parker SAS'15, a psychology major and Honors student.

(Photo: From left, Catherine Baudendistel SAS'16, Rashaa Parker SAS'15, Dr. Rebecca Lafleur, Claudia Benitez SAS'16, and Janace Lynch SAS'15 at the National Association for Women in Psychology Conference in Columbus, Ohio.)