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October 31, 2014

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List of Conference Presentations



Choma, B.L., Foster, M. D., & Busseri, M. A. Group identity and collective action: The moderating roles of temporal perspective and stability of discrimination (January, 2012). Poster to be presented at the Annual Meeting of Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), San Diego, California.

Choma, B. L., & Foster, M. D. Responses to women who stand up to sexism (August, 2010). Oral presentation at the International Society for Justice Research (ISJR) Conference, Banff, Alberta.

Foster, M.D. (June, 2014). Tweeting about sexism: The psychological benefits of a social media collective action. Paper presented at the Annual Social Identity and Health Conferences, Ottawa, Canada.

Foster, M. D. (July, 2012). The personal costs and benefits of taking action against gender discrimination. Talk prepared for the Annual Meeting of the British Psychological Association; Social Psychology Division, St. Andrews Scotland.

Foster, M. D., (July, 2011). The personal costs of responding to discrimination: How responses affect well-being among those perceiving pervasive discrimination. Talk presented at the Annual Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology, Stockholm, Sweden.

Foster, M. D. (2010, January). Acceptance of discrimination and well-being over time: Differential consequences of type of acceptance and ethnicity Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Conference. Tampa, FL.

Pierre, A., Matheson, K., Anisman, H. (2009, June).† Racial identity matters in perceived racial discrimination.† Poster presented at the Canadian psychological Association Annual Meeting.

Foster, M. D., Matheson, K., & Anisman, H. (2009, May). Taking public action against discrimination: Does it help or hinder well-being? Paper presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting.† Chicago, IL.

Foster, M. D., Matheson, K.., & Anisman, H. (2009, February). Taking public action against discrimination: Does it help or hinder well-being? . Poster presented at the Society of Social and Personality Psychology Annual Convention. Tampa, Florida

Foster, M. D. (2008, February). The effects of perceiving pervasive discrimination and behavioural responses on mood. Poster presented at the Society of Social and Personality Psychology Annual Convention. Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Foster, M. D. (2007, January). The immediate and long-term effects of a lab simulation of discrimination on well-being. Poster to be presented at the Society of Social and Personality Psychology Annual Convention. Memphis, Tennessee., June). Hardiness and responses to discrimination: Buffer or Denial? Paper presented at the American Psychological Society Convention, Toronto, Canada.

Foster, M. D. (2006, January). Perceiving pervasive discrimination over time: Implications for coping. Poster presented at the Society of Social and Personality Psychology Annual Convention. Palm Springs, California.

Foster, M. D. (2005, June). Coping with discrimination: Differences between white and visible minority women. Paper presented at the Canadian Psychological Association Convention. Montreal, Quebec.

Foster, M. D. (2005, January). Double jeopardy in coping with discrimination: Differences between white and visible minority women. Poster presented at the Society of Social and Personality Psychology Annual Convention. New Orleans, LA.

Choma, B. L. and Foster, M. D. Internalization of media messages: What predicts after media literacy? (June, 2006). Poster presented at the Annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), Calgary, Alberta.

Choma, B. L., & Foster, M. D. (2005). Testing Objectification theory: The effects of a media literacy intervention. Poster presented at the Society of Social and Personality Psychology Annual Convention. New Orleans, LA.

Choma, B. L., & Foster, M. D. (2005). Benefits of a Media Literacy Intervention: Investigating Objectification Theory. Poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association Convention. Montreal, Quebec.

Foster, M. D. (2004, February). Meritocracy beliefs, personal discrimination and well-being: The benefits of post-shattered assumptions over shattered assumptions. Paper presented at the Association for Women in Psychology Annual Convention. Philadelphia, PA.

Foster, M. D. (2003, June). Trivializing gender discrimination: Womenís attributions for personal experiences of discrimination. Paper presented at the Canadian Psychological Associationís Annual Convention. Hamilton, Ontario.

Foster, M. D., & Dion, K. L. (2002, June). Gender discrimination as the hardy womanís "kryptonite": Responses to Discrimination. Paper presented at the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Foster, M. D., & Dion, K. L. (2001

Hartmann, R. & Foster, M. D. (2001, May). Relative deprivation and cognitive appraisal theories of emotion and relationship to responses to discrimination. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association's Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Jackson, L., Woulfe, S. & Foster, M. D. (2001, August). The role of cognition and affect in behavioral responses to discrimination. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association's Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA

Foster, M. D. (2000, May). The role of global attributions in hypothetical and experienced situations of discrimination. Paper presented at the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Convention, Minneapolis, MN.

Foster, M. D. (1998, May). Responses to personal discrimination: Does coping make a difference? Poster presented at the American Psychological Society Annual Convention, Washington D.C.

Foster, M. D. & Matheson, K. (1997, August). Perceiving and responding to the personal/group discrimination discrepancy. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois.

Matheson, K., Warren, K., Foster, M. D. (1995, June). Responding to affirmative action. Paper presented at the Canadian Psychological Association Annual Convention, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Foster, M. D. & Matheson, K. (1993, August). Relative deprivation and resources as motivation for women's collective action. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada.

Foster, M. D. & Matheson, K. (1992, June). Affect and cognition in relative deprivation. Paper presented at the Canadian Psychological Association Annual Convention, Quebec City, Canada.

Foster, M. D. & Matheson, K. (1991, June). Double relative deprivation and women's political action. Paper presented at the Canadian Psychological Association Annual Convention, Calgary, Canada.