Soziale Neurowissenschaft und Sozialpsychologie

Team Prof. Dr. Sabine Sczesny (Extraordinaria)

Dr. Christa Nater

Telefon
+41 31 684 57 82
E-Mail
christa.nater@unibe.ch
Büro
A 342
Postadresse
Institut für Psychologie
Soziale Neurowissenschaft und Sozialpsychologie
Universität Bern
Fabrikstrasse 8
3012 Bern / Schweiz
Sprechstunde
nach Vereinbarung

Christa Nater’s research focuses on understanding mechanisms that contribute to persisting social inequalities, in particular stereotyping processes, gender biases in work settings, and (unintended) consequences of institutional diversity interventions. In exploring these issues, her research takes and interdisciplinary approach drawing from social psychological, organizational, and sociological perspectives.

Education and Degrees

2019
Ph.D. Psychology, University of Bern, Switzerland
2015
M Sc Psychology, University of Bern, Switzerland
2012
B Sc Psychology, University of Bern, Switzerland

Academic Positions

2020 -
Postdoctoral researcher, University of Bern, Department of Social Neuroscience and Social Psychology (with Prof. Sabine Sczesny), Switzerland
2015 - 2019
Ph.D. student, University of Bern, Department of Social Psychology and Social Neuroscience (with Prof. Sabine Sczesny), Switzerland
2017 - 2018
Visiting Ph.D. student, New York University, Department of Psychology (with Prof. Madeline E. Heilman), USA
2012 - 2015
Research assistant, University of Bern, Department of Personality Psychology, Differential Psychology and Diagnostics (with Prof. Carolyn C. Morf), Switzerland
2014 - 2014
Research assistant, University of North Carolina, Department of Social Psychology (with Prof. Ethan Zell), Greensboro, USA
2010 - 2011
Research assistant, University Hospital Bern, Department of Clinical Research (with Prof. Ernst B. Hunziker), Switzerland

Journal Article

Eagly, A. H.; Nater, Christa; Miller, D.; Kaufmann, Michèle; Sczesny, Sabine (2020). Gender stereotypes have changed: A cross-temporal meta-analysis of U.S. public opinion polls from 1946-2018. American psychologist, 75(3), pp. 301-315. American Psychological Association 10.1037/amp0000494

Nater, Christa; Sczesny, Sabine (2018). Managing Gender Balance: How Policy Interventions May Increase Womens Striving for Leadership. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2018(1), p. 16334. Academy of Management

Nater, Christa; Sczesny, Sabine (2016). Affirmative action policies in job advertisements for leadership positions: How they affect women’s and men’s inclination to apply. European journal of social psychology, 46(7), pp. 891-902. Wiley-Blackwell 10.1002/ejsp.2200

Nater, Christa; Zell, Ethan (2015). Accuracy of social perception: An integration and review of meta-analyses. Social and personality psychology compass, 9(9), pp. 481-494. Wiley 10.1111/spc3.12194

Newspaper or Magazine Article

Pratelli, Cristina; Nater, Christa (2021). Führungskräfte als Rollenmodelle. HR Today, 7-8

Dorrough, Angela; Nater, Christa; Leszczyńska, Monika (2019). What are the positive and negative side effects of gender quotas? In-Mind Magazine, 12(42) In-Mind

Dorrough, A. R.; Nater, Christa; Leszczyńska, Monika (2018). Die Frauenquote greift in mehreren europäischen Ländern: Was sind die positiven und negativen Nebenwirkungen? In-Mind Magazine, 2019(1), pp. 1-2. In-Mind

Book Section

Sczesny, Sabine; Nater, Christa; Eagly, Alice H. (2019). Agency and communion: Their implications for gender stereotypes and gender identities. In: Abele, Andrea E.; Wojciszke, Bogdan (eds.) Agency and Communion in Social Psychology. Current Issues in Social Psychology (pp. 103-116). Routledge

Conference or Workshop Item

Nater, Christa (24 June 2021). Vorurteile und Stereotype und deren Auswirkungen in der Rekrutierung und Entwicklung von Mitarbeitenden (Unpublished). In: HR-Klausur des Eidgenössisches Department für Verkehr, Umwelt, Energie und Kommunikation (UVEK). Bern. 24. Juni 2021.

Nater, Christa (10 June 2021). «Gender Biases» in Rekrutierung und Beförderung: Wirkungsvolle Massnahmen und Tools (Unpublished). In: Workshop 2: Werkplatzgespräche. Workshop des Werkplatzes Égalité des Kantons Bern, Schweiz. Bern. 10.06.2021.

Nater, Christa; Eagly, Alice H.; Heilman, Madeline E.; Messerli-Bürgy, Nadine; Sczesny, Sabine (11 February 2021). Women's Difficulties in Attaining Leadership Begin with the Stresses of the Job Interview (Unpublished). In: SPSP2021 - Annual Convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. virtual. 09.02.-13.02.2021.

Pietraszkiewicz, Agnieszka; Nater, Christa; Sczesny, Sabine (11 February 2021). Women’s and Men’s Self-Presentation in Job Interviews for Leadership Positions: Expressions of Agency and Communion in Natural Language Use (Unpublished). In: SPSP2021 - Annual Convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. virtual. 09.02.-13.02.2021.

Nater, Christa (January 2020). Geschlechtsstereotype und ihre Auswirkungen im beruflichen Kontext (Unpublished). In: Neue Helvetische Gesellschaft. Bern. Januar 2020.

Nater, Christa (28 September 2019). Frauenquoten im europäischen Vergleich: Wie erfolgreich sind sie? (Unpublished). In: Diskussionsforum Primius, Rechtswissenschaftliche Fakultät der Universität Luzern. Luzern.

Nater, Christa (11 September 2019). Gender quotas for leadership: Can they help establish effective role models for the next generation of women leaders? (Unpublished). In: Conference of the Swiss Society for Psychology (SGP). Bern, Switzerland. 09.09.-11.09.2019.

Sczesny, Sabine; Nater, Christa; Rudman, Laurie (3 July 2019). Contemporary gender rules: A cross-cultural comparison (Unpublished). In: XVI European Congress of Psychology (ECP). Moscow, Russia. 02.07.-05.07.2019.

Nater, Christa; Heilman, Madeline E.; Sczesny, Sabine (30 May 2019). Inspired to Become a Leader: Are Gender Quotas Helpful in Establishing Effective Role Models for Other Women? (Unpublished). In: 19th EAWOP COngress (Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology) - "Working for the greater good". Turin, Italy. 29.05.-01.06.2019.

Sczesny, Sabine; Nater, Christa; Messerli, Nadine; Heilman, Madeline E.; Eagly, Alice H. (30 May 2019). Women’s perceived lack of fit for leadership predicts their physiological stress response and performance evaluations in simulated job interviews for leadership positions (Unpublished). In: Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP) - "Working for the greater good". Turin, Italy. 29.05.-01.06.2019.

Nater, Christa; Heilman, Madeline E.; Sczesny, Sabine (9 March 2019). Gender quotas for corporate boards across Europe: Can they help establish effective female role models for the next generation of women leaders? (Unpublished). In: International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS). Paris, France. 07.03.-09.03.2019.

Nater, Christa (1 March 2019). Do affirmative action measures help or hinder the development of gender balance in leadership positions in the long-run? (Unpublished). In: Invited talk at the INSEAD Business School, Singapore. Singapore. 01.03.2019.

Nater, Christa; Heilman, Madeline; Sczesny, Sabine (7 February 2019). How preferentially selected female leaders impact other women’s and men’s interest in aspiring to leadership positions (Unpublished). In: Convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP). Portland, Oregon. 07.02.-09.02.2019.

Nater, Christa; Sczesny, Sabine (13 August 2018). Managing gender balance: How policy interventions may increase women’s striving for leadership positions (Unpublished). In: Academy of Management. Chicago, IL. 13.08.2018.

Nater, Christa; Sczesny, Sabine; Heilman, Madeline E. (1 March 2018). Can preferentially selected female leaders impact other women’s leadership inclinations? In: Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Atlanta, GA. 01.03. 2018.

Nater, Christa; Sczesny, Sabine (5 July 2017). Managing diversity at the workplace: Can affirmative action policies increase interest in leadership positions? (Unpublished). In: General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP). Granada, Spain. 05.07.-08.07.2017.

Nater, Christa; Sczesny, Sabine; Rudman, L.; Gustafsson Sendén, M; Sakallı-Uğurlu, N; Lohmore, A. (June 2017). How women and men should (not) be in Norway, Switzerland, Turkey, India, and the U.S. (Unpublished). In: EASP Meeting: Gender Roles in the Future? Theoretical Foundations and Future Research Directions. Berlin, Germany. 24.06.-27.06.2017.

Kocher, D.; Nater, Christa; Sczesny, Sabine (June 2017). Why are men perceived to be unsuitable for work in childcare? (Unpublished). In: EASP Meeting: Gender Roles in the Future? Theoretical Foundations and Future Research Directions. Berlin, Germany. 24.06.-27.06.2017.

Nater, Christa; Kocher, Deborah; Sczesny, Sabine (May 2017). Men’s lack of fit for childcare - A matter of denying childcare competences or of suspecting child abuse? (Unpublished). In: Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP). Dublin, Ireland. 17.05.-20.05.2017.

Nater, Christa; Sczesny, Sabine (September 2016). The impact of affirmative action policies on the self-ascribed fit and motivation to apply for leadership positions (Unpublished). In: 50th conference of the German Society for Psychology (DGP). Leipzig, Germany. 18.09.-22.09.2016.

Nater, Christa; Sczesny, Sabine (June 2016). Affirmative action policies for leadership positions? Certain policies may pave the way for female applicants. In: EAWOP Small Group Meeting - "Applicant Behavior". Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 30.06-01.07.2016.

Nater, Christa; Sczesny, Sabine (14 April 2016). How policy interventions may enhance women’s striving for leadership positions. In: 31st annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). Anaheim, CA. 14.04-16.04.2016.

Nater, Christa; Sczesny, Sabine (9 September 2015). How quota-based procedures affect the self-ascribed fit and motivation of European women and men striving for leadership positions. In: 14th congress of the Swiss Society for Psychology (SGP). Geneva, Switzerland. 08.-09.09.2015.

Morf, Carolyn; Torchetti, Loredana; Nater, Christa (27 February 2015). How narcissistic self-construction sabotages their relationships: Accuracy and bias in partner perception. In: 16th congress of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Long Beach, CA. 26.-28.02.2015.

Other

Nater, Christa (22 June 2021). So wirken Sie «Gender Biases» entgegen. Fachstelle für die Gleichstellung von Frau und Mann der Stadt Bern und der Fachstelle für die Gleichstellung von Frauen und Männern des Kantons Bern