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We hope you can join us for our annual SIG business meeting, scheduled for Friday, August 27 at 1 PM CT (Chicago) (2 pm EDT, New York). The meeting is open to all members of the System Dynamics Society and/or those who registered for the virtual 2021 ISDC.
At our meeting we will briefly outline and discuss SIG resources and ongoing programs and initiatives. Then, two invited guests will present some of their current work in psychological and human behavioral modeling. We will wrap up with an open discussion about the work presented, comments and feedback about this year’s conference, and suggested new directions for the SIG.
Resources, programs and initiatives. Using psychological and social processes in System Dynamics models can lead to a deeper understanding of a problem’s causes. It can enhance theory and practice in psychology and other social disciplines. We support members through a variety of initiatives. These include networking, education, collaborative modeling projects, and manuscript consultation and review.
Invited guests. Sarah R. Pritchard and Lucy Puckett will present their work at our annual SIG meeting:
“The Terrible Bargain: Gendered Trust Disparities, Intimate Sexism, and Male Accountability in Ostensibly Respectful Relationships”
The terrible bargain refers to normalized disparities in trust between women and men engaged in apparently respectful relationships. It occurs when:
Women aren’t able to fully trust their male friends, family, coworkers, and partners because of male sexism. This puts women in the position of having to choose between accepting sexism from men they care about, or speaking up and risking the relationship.
The team, which also includes Andrew Brown, is using community-based system dynamics to build a simulation model of this problem. They have two goals. The first is to use participatory modeling to create more equitable relationships. The second is to explore the impact of the modeling process on the team’s mental models of intimate sexism.
Pascal Gambardella, PhD
Emerging Perspectives LLC
David W. Lounsbury, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine