To comply with federal mandates and reduce liability, universities, corporations, the military, and other big organizations require that their members participate in training intended to reduce sexual harassment and assault. Does training produce the desired effects? This study
explores the consequences of mandatory, in-person sexual misconduct training on attitudes among undergraduate students, including rape myths, willingness to report, and adherence to gender stereotypes. Finding that training produces mixed effects, we consider the advantages and disadvantages of state intervention to change social norms.
Cosponsored by the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, the School of Public Health, the Aurora Center, and the Departments of Psychology, Political Science, Communication Studies, Spanish and Portuguese Studies, and Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development.