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Dr Thekla Morgenroth

Dr Thekla Morgenroth

Post-doctoral Research Fellow

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 Washington Singer 210

 

Washington Singer Laboratories, University of Exeter, Perry Road, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4QG, UK

 Office hours:

Term 1: Mondays 13:00-14:00

Terms 2 & 3: No regular office hours - e-mail me if you would like to meet.

Overview

Thekla Morgenroth is a post-doctoral Research Fellow of Social and Organisational Psychology and part of the ERC funded Context, Identity, and Choice project. They joined the Exeter SEORG group in 2012 after obtaining their Diplom from Dresden University of Technology. Since finishing their PhD in Social and Organisational Psychology at the University of Exeter in 2015, Thekla has been working as a post-doctoral research fellow with Michelle Ryan. Thekla interested in how and why social categories and hierarchies are maintained, particularly when challenged.

Thekla is also the current non-binary representative of the LGBTQ+ Staff network. If you have any questions or concerns about being non-binary at the University of Exeter, please get in touch with them.

Thekla is currently involved in a range of projects including research on the psychology of different feminist ideologies (with Michelle Ryan, Teri Kirby, and Miriam Zehnter), support for trans-inclusive policies (with Jordan Axt and Erin Westgate), the effects of pluralistic depictions of gender (with Thomas Morton), gendered perceptions of brilliance (with Sapna Cheryan), fit with leaders and work-life balance (with Michelle Ryan and Floor Rink), gender and risk-taking (with Cordelia Fine and Michelle Ryan), the strategic construction of whiteness (with Chris Begeny and Teri Kirby), norms around the explicit discussion of sexual consent (with Emily Harris and Lena Morgenroth), sexual orientation essentialism and feelings of belonging in the LGBTQ+ community (with Teri Kirby, Isabel Gee, and Thomas Ovett), the phenomenon of "mansplaining" (led by Francesca Manzi; with Michelle Ryan, Chris Begeny, and Belle Derks), perceptions of sacrifices at work and at home (led by Loes Meeussen; with Michelle Ryan), and gaming and gender (led by Hellen Vergoossen).

If you are a motivated student who is interested in getting some research experience and think my research sounds interesting, don't hesitate to get in touch. I'm always happy to take interns!

Broad research specialisms:

  • The maintenance of social hierarchies and categories
  • Stereotypes and prejudice
  • Gender in the workplace
  • Disruptions and maintenance of the gender/sex binary
  • Sexual orientation essentialism

Outside of work, Thekla is somewhat of a nerd with a love for cats and food, who greatly enjoys board games, video games, and most post-apocalyptic and dystopian content.

Qualifications

PhD. in Social and Organisational Psychology, University of Exeter, 2015
Diplom in Psychology, Dresden University of Technology, 2012

Research group links

Research

Research interests

Thekla interested in how and why social hierarchies and categories are maintained, especially when challenged, with a particular focus on the gender/sex binary.

Research projects

Thekla is currently involved in a range of projects including research on the psychology of different feminist ideologies (with Michelle Ryan, Teri Kirby, and Miriam Zehnter), support for trans-inclusive policies (with Jordan Axt and Erin Westgate), the effects of pluralistic depictions of gender (with Thomas Morton), gendered perceptions of brilliance (with Sapna Cheryan), fit with leaders and work-life balance (with Michelle Ryan and Floor Rink), gender and risk-taking (with Cordelia Fine and Michelle Ryan), the strategic construction of whiteness (with Chris Begeny and Teri Kirby), norms around the explicit discussion of sexual consent (with Emily Harris and Lena Morgenroth), sexual orientation essentialism and feelings of belonging in the LGBTQ+ community (with Teri Kirby, Isabel Gee, and Thomas Ovett), the phenomenon of "mansplaining" (led by Francesca Manzi; with Michelle Ryan, Chris Begeny, and Belle Derks), perceptions of sacrifices at work and at home (led by Loes Meeussen; with Michelle Ryan), and gaming and gender (led by Hellen Vergoossen).

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Morgenroth T, Gustafsson Sendén M, Lindqvist A, Renström E, Ryan M, Morton T (In Press). Defending the Sex/Gender Binary: the Role of Gender Identification and Need for Closure. Social Psychological and Personality Science Full text.
Morgenroth T, Kirby T, Ryan M, Sudkaemper A (In Press). The. who, when, and why of the glass cliff phenomenon: a meta-analysis of appointments to precarious leadership positions. Psychological Bulletin Full text.
Morgenroth T, Stratemeyer M, Paaßen B (In Press). The gendered nature and malleability of gamer stereotypes. CyberPsychology, Behavior and Social Networking Full text.
Sudkämper A, Ryan MK, Kirby TA, Morgenroth T (2020). A comprehensive measure of attitudes and behaviour: Development of the Support for Gender Equality among Men Scale. European Journal of Social Psychology, 50(2), 256-277. Abstract.  Full text.
van der Toorn J, Pliskin R, Morgenroth T (2020). Not quite over the rainbow: the unrelenting and insidious nature of heteronormative ideology. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 34, 160-165. Full text.
Morgenroth T, Ryan MK (2020). The Effects of Gender Trouble: an Integrative Theoretical Framework of the Perpetuation and Disruption of the Gender/Sex Binary. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 174569162090244-174569162090244. Abstract.  Full text.
Ryan M, Begeny C, Bongiorno R, Kirby T, Morgenroth T (2020). Understanding Barriers to Workplace Equality: a Focus on the Target’s Perspective. Frontiers in Psychology Full text.
Hoyt CL, Morgenroth T, Burnette JL (2019). Understanding sexual prejudice: the role of political ideology and strategic essentialism. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 49(1), 3-14. Abstract.  Full text.
Morgenroth T, Ryan M (2018). Addressing gender inequality: Stumbling blocks and roads ahead. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 21, 671-677. Abstract.  Full text.
Morgenroth T, Ryan MK (2018). Gender Trouble in Social Psychology: How can Butler's Work Inform Experimental Social Psychologists' Conceptualization of Gender?. FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY, 9 Author URL.  Full text.
Morgenroth T, Ryan M (2018). Quotas and affirmative action: Understanding group-based outcomes and attitudes. Social and Personality Psychology Compass Full text.
Peters K, Steffens NK, Morgenroth T (2018). Superstars Are Not Necessarily Role Models: Morality Perceptions Moderate the Impact of Competence Perceptions on Supervisor Role Modeling. European Journal of Social Psychology
Morgenroth T, Fine C, Ryan MK, Genat AE (2017). Sex, Drugs, and Reckless Driving: Are Measures Biased Toward Identifying Risk-Taking in Men?. Social Psychological and Personality Science Full text.
Morgenroth T, Heilman ME (2017). Should I stay or should I go? Implications of maternity leave choice for perceptions of working mothers. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 72, 53-56. Abstract.  Full text.
Paaßen B, Morgenroth T, Stratemeyer M (2017). What is a True Gamer? the Male Gamer Stereotype and the Marginalization of Women in Video Game Culture. Sex Roles, 76(7-8), 421-435. Abstract.  Full text.
Ryan MK, Haslam SA, Morgenroth T, Rink F, Stoker J, Peters K (2016). Getting on top of the glass cliff: Reviewing a decade of evidence, explanations, and impact. Leadership Quarterly Abstract.  Full text.
Morgenroth T, Ryan MK, Peters K (2015). The motivational theory of role modeling: How role models influence role aspirants' goals. Review of General Psychology, 19(4), 465-483. Abstract.

Chapters

Morgenroth T, Stuart A (2020). Gender and psychology. In Naples N (Ed) Companion to Gender Studies, Wiley Press. Full text.
Morgenroth T, Ryan M (2018). Gender in a Social Psychology Context. In  (Ed) Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology, Oxford University Press. Abstract.
Morgenroth T, Rink F, Ryan M, Stoker J (2015). The Glass Cliff: Understanding the Precariousness of Women’s Leadership Position and the Underlying Mechanisms. In Welpe IM, Brosi P, Ritzenhöfer L, Schwarzmüller T (Eds.) Auswahl von Männern und Frauen als Führungskräfte: Perspektiven aus Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft, Medien und Politik, 127-133.

Publications by year


In Press

Morgenroth T, Gustafsson Sendén M, Lindqvist A, Renström E, Ryan M, Morton T (In Press). Defending the Sex/Gender Binary: the Role of Gender Identification and Need for Closure. Social Psychological and Personality Science Full text.
Morgenroth T, Kirby T, Ryan M, Sudkaemper A (In Press). The. who, when, and why of the glass cliff phenomenon: a meta-analysis of appointments to precarious leadership positions. Psychological Bulletin Full text.
Morgenroth T, Stratemeyer M, Paaßen B (In Press). The gendered nature and malleability of gamer stereotypes. CyberPsychology, Behavior and Social Networking Full text.

2020

Sudkämper A, Ryan MK, Kirby TA, Morgenroth T (2020). A comprehensive measure of attitudes and behaviour: Development of the Support for Gender Equality among Men Scale. European Journal of Social Psychology, 50(2), 256-277. Abstract.  Full text.
Morgenroth T, Stuart A (2020). Gender and psychology. In Naples N (Ed) Companion to Gender Studies, Wiley Press. Full text.
van der Toorn J, Pliskin R, Morgenroth T (2020). Not quite over the rainbow: the unrelenting and insidious nature of heteronormative ideology. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 34, 160-165. Full text.
Morgenroth T, Ryan MK (2020). The Effects of Gender Trouble: an Integrative Theoretical Framework of the Perpetuation and Disruption of the Gender/Sex Binary. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 174569162090244-174569162090244. Abstract.  Full text.
Ryan M, Begeny C, Bongiorno R, Kirby T, Morgenroth T (2020). Understanding Barriers to Workplace Equality: a Focus on the Target’s Perspective. Frontiers in Psychology Full text.

2019

Hoyt CL, Morgenroth T, Burnette JL (2019). Understanding sexual prejudice: the role of political ideology and strategic essentialism. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 49(1), 3-14. Abstract.  Full text.

2018

Morgenroth T, Ryan M (2018). Addressing gender inequality: Stumbling blocks and roads ahead. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 21, 671-677. Abstract.  Full text.
Morgenroth T, Ryan MK (2018). Gender Trouble in Social Psychology: How can Butler's Work Inform Experimental Social Psychologists' Conceptualization of Gender?. FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY, 9 Author URL.  Full text.
Morgenroth T, Ryan M (2018). Gender in a Social Psychology Context. In  (Ed) Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology, Oxford University Press. Abstract.
Morgenroth T, Ryan M (2018). Quotas and affirmative action: Understanding group-based outcomes and attitudes. Social and Personality Psychology Compass Full text.
Peters K, Steffens NK, Morgenroth T (2018). Superstars Are Not Necessarily Role Models: Morality Perceptions Moderate the Impact of Competence Perceptions on Supervisor Role Modeling. European Journal of Social Psychology

2017

Morgenroth T, Fine C, Ryan MK, Genat AE (2017). Sex, Drugs, and Reckless Driving: Are Measures Biased Toward Identifying Risk-Taking in Men?. Social Psychological and Personality Science Full text.
Morgenroth T, Heilman ME (2017). Should I stay or should I go? Implications of maternity leave choice for perceptions of working mothers. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 72, 53-56. Abstract.  Full text.
Paaßen B, Morgenroth T, Stratemeyer M (2017). What is a True Gamer? the Male Gamer Stereotype and the Marginalization of Women in Video Game Culture. Sex Roles, 76(7-8), 421-435. Abstract.  Full text.

2016

Ryan MK, Haslam SA, Morgenroth T, Rink F, Stoker J, Peters K (2016). Getting on top of the glass cliff: Reviewing a decade of evidence, explanations, and impact. Leadership Quarterly Abstract.  Full text.

2015

Morgenroth T, Rink F, Ryan M, Stoker J (2015). The Glass Cliff: Understanding the Precariousness of Women’s Leadership Position and the Underlying Mechanisms. In Welpe IM, Brosi P, Ritzenhöfer L, Schwarzmüller T (Eds.) Auswahl von Männern und Frauen als Führungskräfte: Perspektiven aus Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft, Medien und Politik, 127-133.
Morgenroth T, Ryan MK, Peters K (2015). The motivational theory of role modeling: How role models influence role aspirants' goals. Review of General Psychology, 19(4), 465-483. Abstract.

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Modules

2019/20


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Postgraduate researchers

  • Antonia Sudkaemper Co-supersion with Michelle Ryan and Teri Kirby

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