Faculty Lecture Series: "Quiet on Class: Investigating Pay Secrecy and Social Class Disclosure"

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 7:00pm

520 N. Main St., Meadville, PA 16335

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A lecture by Dr. Ryan Pickering, Assistant Professor of Psychology


One’s social class and social class background are considered concealable identities, and we are motivated to conceal them in specific environments. However, research on concealment and disclosure finds that doing so may have negative implications for mental and physical health. Pay secrecy norms may also lead to pay inequities within the workforce. This presentation will describe previous research on social class disclosure and pay secrecy and describe current research being undertaken by the Pickering Applied Social Sciences laboratory on the development of a social class disclosure scale and work presented by Allegheny student research assistants this summer on group differences in pay secrecy and social class disclosure (un)acceptability.


Masks are required for audience members attending this event in person. 


If you are unable to attend in person, you may register to attend this lecture virtually.


Part of the Karl W. Weiss ’87 Faculty Lecture Series


Sponsored by the Academic Support Committee

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