Kathryn R. Klement, Ph.D.

Research in psychology and women's studies


Upcoming Presentations

2018

Klement, K. R.  (April, 2018).  Expectations of resistance to sexual assault: Female vs. male victims.  Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

*Xoxakos, P., & Klement, K. R.  (April, 2018).  Playing the game: How sexual narcissism relates to pick-up techniques.  Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Klement, K. R., *Xoxakos, P., & Sagarin, B. J.  (April, 2018).  The fault in our agency: Ambivalent sexism and abortion stereotypes.  Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

*Indicates undergraduate author


2017

Klement, K. R.  (April, 2017).  Cross-cultural obesity bias toward managers: Implications for globalization.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Klement, K. R., *Xoxakos, P., & Sagarin, B. J.  (April, 2017).  Anti-woman? The relationship between abortion attitudes, sexism, and disgust.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

*Xoxakos, P., & Klement, K. R.  (April, 2017).  The battle of the sexes: Are abortion attitudes contingent on gender or sexism?  Poster presented at 2017 Northern Illinois University Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day, DeKalb, IL.

*Martin, K., *Nazario, M., *Pieterick, M., *Hemmerling, T., *Xoxakos, P., *Salley, S., *DeLaFuente, J., & Klement, K. R.  (April, 2017).  Her eyes said yes: Sexual entitlement predicts dating beliefs and pick-up techniques.  Poster presented at 2017 Northern Illinois University Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day, DeKalb, IL.

Klement, K. R., & *Xoxakos, P.  (March, 2017).  The dangers of Hyde: How systems of oppression support anti-abortion attitudes and put women’s bodies at risk.  Paper presented at ninth annual Women’s and Gender Studies Conference, River Forest, IL.

Klement, K. R.  (2017).  The impact of rape myths on processing sexual assault scenarios.  In K. R. Klement (Chair), How rape myths support a rape culture.  Symposium  conducted at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

Klement, K. R., Lee, E. M., & Sagarin, B. J.  (2017).  The new science of BDSM: Moving beyond pathologization toward destimatization.  Workshop  presented at the Sexuality Preconference of the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

Lee, E. M., Klement, K. R., Finkelstein, L. M., & Sagarin, B. J.  (2017).  Stereotypes and meta-stereotypes of BDSM practitioners.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.


2016

Klement, K. R., Lee, E. M., Sagarin, B. J.  (May, 2016).  The surprising normality of self-identified sadists.  In K. R. Klement & E. M. Lee (Co-Chairs), The many faces of sadism: Conflict between a diagnostic category and a community identity.  Symposium  conducted at the Association for Psychological Science Convention, Chicago, IL.

Nelson, T., & Klement, K. R.  (May, 2016).  Do rape myths affect interpretations of sexual assault scenarios?  Poster presented at annual meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Klement, K. R., Sagarin, B. J., & Lee, E. M.  (May, 2016).  Gender differences in personality in active vs. passive mate poaching.  Paper presented at annual meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Klement, K. R., Sagarin, B. J., & Lee, E. M.  (May, 2016).  Being kinky is related to lower rape-supportive beliefs.  Paper presented at annual meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Lee, E. M., Klement, K. R., Hanson, S. A., Comber, E., Wagner, M. F., & Sagarin, B. J.  (May, 2016).  Extreme rituals and negative affect, stress, and social bonding.  Paper presented at annual meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Sagarin, B. J., Lee, E. M., Erickson, J., Hanson, S. A., Klement, K. R., Sarun, P., Sato-Keane, L., & Wagner, M. F.  (January, 2016).  The science of BDSM: What the BDSM community can teach a kinky world.  Workshop presented at Southwest Leather Conference, Phoenix, AZ.


2015

Sagarin, B. J., Lee, E. M., & Klement, K. R.  (May, 2015).  Sadomasochism without sex? Exploring the parallels between BDSM and extreme rituals.  Paper presented at 2015 Alternative Sexualities Conference, Chicago, IL.

Sagarin, B. J., Mucci, M. J., & Klement, K. R.  (May, 2015).  What do you do when p = .06?  Paper presented at annual meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Klement, K. R., Lee, E. M., & Sagarin, B. J.  (April, 2015).  Participation in extreme rituals induces altered states of consciousness.  Paper presented at annual meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Klement, K. R.  (April, 2015).  Exposure to purity-related beliefs increases rape-supportive beliefs.  Paper presented at annual meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Bailey, S. F., Klement, K. R., & Voyles, E. C.  (April, 2015).  How purity beliefs, objectification, and race affect perceptions of sexual assault victims.  Paper presented at annual meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Wagner, M. F., Hansen, E., Lee, E. M., Klement, K. R., Comber, E., Sarun, P., Voyles, E., & Sagarin, B. J.  (April, 2015).  Predicting kink from a dominant/submissive implicit association test.  Paper presented at annual meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.


Lee, E. M., Erickson, J., Sarun, P., Klement, K. R., Hanson, S. A., Mucci, M., Wagner, M. F., Comber, E., & Sagarin, B. J.  (January, 2015).  The science of BDSM: The many faces of sadism and masochism.  Workshop presented at Southwest Leather Conference, Phoenix, AZ.


2014

Klement, K. R.  (May, 2014).  The science of SM: The cutting edge.  Workshop presented at the Society of Janus, San Francisco, CA.

Klement, K. R., Voyles, E.C., & Bailey, S. F.  (May, 2014).  Development of the Female Purity Beliefs Scale.  Poster presented at Association for Psychological Science Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Lee, E. M., Klement, K. R., Ambler, J. K., Comber, E., Hanson, S. A., Pruitt, B., Loewald, T., & Sagarin, B. J.  (May, 2014).  Evidence of altered states of consciousness during hook-pulls.  Poster presented at Association for Psychological Science Convention, San Francisco, CA.


Klement, K. R.  (May, 2014).  Purity culture as a potential antecedent to rape culture.  Paper presented as the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Klement, K. R., & Lee, E. M.  (April, 2014).  Norming BDSM.  Paper presented at American Culture Association/Popular Culture Association annual meeting, Chicago, IL.

Lee, E. M., & Klement, K. R.  (April, 2014).  Evidence of altered states of consciousness during BDSM play.  Paper presented at American Culture Association/Popular Culture Association annual meeting, Chicago, IL.

Lee, E. M., Comber, E. M., Klement, K. R., Ambler, J. K., Voyles, E., Pruitt, B., Wagner, M., Hanson, S. A., Burns, V., & Sagarin, B. J.  (January, 2014).  The science of SM: The cutting edge.  Workshop presented at Southwest Leather Conference, Phoenix, AZ.


2013

Klement, K. R.  (May, 2013).  Is your love match better than my arranged marriage?  Poster presented at Association for Psychological Science Convention, Washington, DC.

Klement, K. R., & Venzke, B. A.  (May, 2013).  Abstinence does not make the heart grow fonder: Studies on the effect of virginity status at marriage and later marital sexual satisfaction.  Paper presented at Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Klement, K. R.  (May, 2013).  More experience is better: Cross-cultural virginity and marital sexual satisfaction.  Poster presented at Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Ambler, J. K., Lee, E. M., Klement, K. R., Hanson, S. A., Comber, E., Wietting, D., Wagner, M., & Sagarin, B. J.  (May, 2013).  A multi-method study of consensual sadomasochism and temporary piercings.  Paper presented at Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Ambler, J. K., Comber, E., Hanson, S. A., Klement, K. R., Lee, E. M., Sagarin, B. J., Wagner, M.  (January, 2013).  Sadomasochism without sex: A research study on the Dance Of Souls and a search for the essence of SM.  Workshop presented at Southwest Leather Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Sagarin, B. J., Hanson, S. A., Ambler, J. K., Tittlebach, T., Wagner, M., Lee, E. M., Klement, K. R., & Comber, E. M.  (January, 2013).  The science of SM: Part deux.  Workshop presented at Southwest Leather Conference, Phoenix, AZ.


Sagarin, B. J., Comber, E., Hanson, S. A., Klement, K. R., Lee, E. L., Wietting, D., Ambler, J. K., Wagner, M., Burns, V., & Lindeen, E.  (January, 2013).  Sadomasochism without sex: Pain as a catalyst to transcend the self.  Poster presented at Society for Personality and Social Psychology National Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Klement, K. R. & Venzke, B. A. (January, 2013).  Do virgins have better sex? Effect of virginity status at marriage on later marital sexual satisfaction.  Poster presented at Society for Personality and Social Psychology National Meeting, New Orleans, LA.


2012

Klement, K. R., Ambler, J. K., Comber, E., Hanson, S. A., Lee, E. M., Wietting, D., & Sagarin, B. J.   (November, 2012).  Is it sex? Evaluating sadomasochistic activity out of a sexual context.  Poster presented at Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality National Conference, Tampa, FL.

Klement, K. R. & Venzke, B. A. (November, 2012).  Do virgins have better sex? Effect of virginity status at marriage on later marital sexual satisfaction.  Poster presented at Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality National Conference, Tampa, FL.

Klement, K. R., Ambler, J. K., Comber, E., Hanson, S. A., Lee, E. M., Wietting, D., & Sagarin, B. J.  (May, 2012).  Is it sex? Evaluating sadomasochistic activity out of a sexual context.  Poster presented at Association for Psychological Science Conference, Chicago, IL.

Klement, K. R. & Venzke, B. A. (May, 2012).  Do virgins have better sex? Effect of virginity status at
marriage on later marital sexual satisfaction.  Poster presented at Association for
Psychological Science Convention, Chicago, IL.

Hanson, S. A., Ambler, J. K., Burns, V. R., Comber, E., Klement, K. R., Lee, E. M., Lindeen, E., & Sagarin, B. J.  (April, 2012).  LGBT & leather: SM in shades of gray.  Symposium presented during Northern Illinois University’s LGBTQ Awareness Month.


Hanson, S. A., Burns, V. R., & Klement, K. R. (March, 2012).  Bleeding love: Feminism and female
 masochists in the BDSM community.  Paper presented at Women’s and Gender Studies Conference, River Forest, IL.

Ambler, J. K., Comber, E., Hanson, S. A., Lee, E. M., Klement, K. R., Sagarin, B. J., & Wietting, D.  (January, 2012). From de Sade to the dark triad: SM in shades of gray.  Workshop presented at Southwest Leather Conference, Phoenix, AZ.


2011

Klement, K. R. (May, 2011).  Are we still virgins? Permissiveness of sexual behavior and    characterizations of virginity.  Poster presented at Association for Psychological Science Convention, Washington, DC.

Klement, K. R., Rilett, P., Anfuso, C. A., Satyawadi, M., Carr, A., & Houska, J. A.  (May, 2011).    Effects of welcome videos on attitudes toward the instructor and course.  Poster presented atAssociation for Psychological Science Convention, Washington, DC.

Klement, K. R., Anfuso, C. A., Martinez, C., Carr, A., & Houska, J. A.  (May, 2010).  The curse of the Billy Goat: An examination of belief in sports team curses.  Poster presented at Midwestern Psychological Association Convention, Chicago, IL.

Klement, K. R. (May, 2011).  The impact of religiosity on attitudes toward premarital female sexual behavior.  Poster presented at Midwestern Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, IL.

Klement, K. R.  (March, 2011).  Good girls: The fetishization of virginity in America.  Paper presented at Women’s and Gender Studies Conference, River Forest, IL.


2010

Klement, K. R. (March, 2010).  The impact of religiosity on attitudes toward female premarital sexual behavior.  Paper presented at Women’s and Gender Studies Conference, River Forest, IL.