Changing Beliefs and Attitudes About Birth in Young Women
Please join us on November 5th when Sarah Uzelac, Division of
Social Sciences, will present Changing Beliefs and Attitudes About
Birth in Young Women.
Due to pervasive cultural influences childbirth is typically
viewed by young women as a painful and frightening event. The
current research investigates whether providing college-attending
women access to information, education, and critical thinking
skills in the area of perinatal care can significantly alter this
belief system. Twenty-seven female students in attendance at a
small, private, four-year liberal arts college participated in one
of two studies examining the effects of a 15-week, seminar-style
undergraduate college course entitled “The Biopsychology of Birth.”
During this presentation, the findings of the studies will be
discussed as well as interpretations of the findings.
This iROC is a preview of a presentation that Dr. Uzelac will be
giving in December at the International Congress of the Association
of Pre- and Perinatal Psychology and Health in Berkeley, CA.
Sarah Uzelac is Associate Professor of Psychology in the MSMC
Division of Social Sciences. Since joining the Mount faculty, Dr.
Uzelac has been involved in several research projects including
investigations into adolescent egocentrism, internet use in
adolescents and young adults, and a project designed to discover
patterns of homelessness for the Orange County Department of Social
Services. She is also currently pursuing a project focused on the
connection between education, socio-cultural beliefs about birth,
and perinatal interventions.
Changing Beliefs and Attitudes About Birth in Young Women will
take place in the Dominican Center on November 5th at 12:45p. Bring
your lunch or pick up something at the DC Smart Market. Light
refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!
For more information about this or any of the iROC
presentations, or to volunteer as an iROC speaker, please contact
Dr. Doug Robinson, Assistant Professor of Biology and coordinator
of the iROC program, at 845-569-3648 or firstname.lastname@example.org
or Barbara Petruzzelli, Director of the Library, 845-569-3601, email@example.com.