IP faculty participated at the 6th International Conference on “Psychology of Gender in Perspective: Issues and Challenges” at QAU
The faculty and students at the Institute of Psychology attended the 6th International Conference on “Psychology of Gender in Perspective: Issues and Challenges” organized by the National Institute of Psychology (NIP) Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU). Held on December 1-2, 2016, at the National Centre for Physics, Islamabad, the conference raised awareness about myriad subjects such as sexual and reproductive health of youth, mental health across gender, parenting practices, and gender dynamics in educational settings among other pertinent gender-related issues.
Keynote Address: Dr. Ruhi Khalid, Director at the Institute of Psychology, delivered a keynote address at the opening session of the address titled “Gender and Mental Health: Beyond Numbers” which delineated the prevailing gender-based discrepancy in mental health with a special focus on indigenous factors that may lead up to diagnostic biases rooted in cultural practices.
Chairing Scientific Session: Dr. Ruhi Khalid also chaired a scientific session at the conference. The session focused on papers targeting various sexual and reproductive health issues in our youth. The session tuned out to be especially fruitful and the audience applauded and showed great interest in the overall work presented.
Presentation of Empirical Research: A paper titled “A Comparative Study of Gender-role Attitudes, Career Aspirations and Career Choices" authored by Fatima Nadeem and Dr. Ruhi Khalid was presented at the conference.
A paper titled “Thinking Styles and Belief in Superstitions; Moderating Role of Gender in Young Muslim Adults" authored by Aisha Maqsood, Farhat Nadeem, and Dr. Ruhi Khalid was presented at the conference.
Poster Presentation of Empirical Work: A poster titled “Parenting Styles and Gender Differences in Self-Efficacy & Optimism of Young Adults" authored by Rabia Waqar Khan and Dr. Ruhi Khalid was presented at the conference.