Suzanne L. Osman, Ph.D.
Office: 301 Holloway Hall
Email: slosman at salisbury.edu
Ph.D., Syracuse University, Social Psychology
M.S., Syracuse University, Social Psychology
B.S., Cornell University
Courses Frequently Offered
Psychology of Sexuality (PSYC 325)
Psychology of Women (PSYC 334)
Social Psychology (PSYC 306)
Independent Research (PSYC 490/497)
I specialize in areas of
sexuality and gender-related attitudes and behaviors. My primary research
program encompasses the psychology of attitudes, interpersonal communication,
gender roles and relationships, with specific applications to understanding
sexual aggression. I regularly involve undergraduate students in research (see
Osman, S. L. (2011). Predicting rape empathy based on victim,
perpetrator, and participant gender, and history of sexual aggression.
Sex Roles, 64, 506-515.
Osman, S. L. (2011). The token resistance to sex scale. In T.
D. Fisher, C. M. Davis, W. L. Yarber & S. L. Davis, &, R. (Eds.),
Handbook of Sexuality-Related Measures. New York: Routledge.
Osman, S. L. (2007). Predicting perceptions of sexual
harassment based on type of resistance and belief in token resistance.
The Journal of Sex Research, 44, 340-346.
Osman, S. L. (2007). The continuation of perpetrator
behaviors that influence perceptions of sexual harassment. Sex Roles,
Osman, S. L. (2004). Victim resistance: Theory and data on
understanding perceptions of sexual harassment.
Osman, S. L. (2003). Predicting men’s rape perceptions based
on the belief that “no” really means “yes.” Journal of Applied Social
Psychology, 33, 683-692.
Osman, S. L. & Davis, C. M. (1999). Belief in
token resistance and type of resistance as predictors of men’s perceptions
of date rape. Journal of Sex Education and Therapy, 24, 189-196.
Osman, S. L. & Davis, C. M. (1999). Predicting perceptions of
date rape based on individual beliefs and female alcohol consumption.
Journal of College Student Development, 40, 701-709.
Osman, S. L. & Davis, C. M. (1997). Predicting men’s
perceptions of date rape using the heuristic-systematic model. Journal of
Sex Education and Therapy, 22, 25-32.
Mentored Student Research
If you are a Salisbury University student who is
interested in working with me as an undergraduate research assistant or to
conduct your own empirical study, you must fill out an application (PSYC
Student Researcher Application
Publications with Student Collaborators
Carcirieri, A. T. & Osman, S. L. (2012). Examining body shame of
college women by type of sexual
victimization. Modern Psychological Studies, 18, 1-5.
Carcirieri, A. T. & Osman, S. L. (2011). Predicting body shame based on
recency and frequency. Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research,
Forrest, B. R. & Osman, S. L. (2011). Hyperfemininity and body-related
Psychological Studies, 16,
Briggs, L. K. & Osman, S. L. (2010). Types of
victimization experienced by men and women that influence rape empathy.
Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research, 15, 30-33.
Okun, E. & Osman, S. L. (2006). The relationship between
hypergender ideology and rape empathy among college students. Modern
Psychological Studies, 11, 20-25.
Guy, L. L. & Osman, S. L. (2005). Relationships among
body comfort level, sexual assertiveness, and frequency of sexual
behavior in men and women. Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate
Research, 10, 28-31.
Professional Societies of Interest