|Simon, Robin W., PhD|
My research examines the ways in which macro-level social inequalities-particularly gender inequality-is played out on individuals' social relationships, self-conceptions, emotions, and health. My scholarship, which has a social psychological or micro-orientation, is situated at the intersection of several substantive areas of sociology-including medical sociology, mental health, emotion, gender and the family, and the life course-and falls into two streams of work. One stream focuses on social structural, sociocultural, and social psychological factors that contribute to gender differences in the consequences of major social roles-particularly marriage and parenthood-for adults' mental health. The second stream focuses on the importance of culture-especially emotion culture-for understanding gender and other social status (e.g., race/ethnicity, age, and SES) variations in the experience and expression of emotion and both emotional and physical health problems among children, adolescents, and adults.
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