Applied Social and Health Psychology
Phone: (970) 491-5415
Web Page: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=1h4xpeAAAAAJ&hl=en
Education: Doctor of Psychology, Experimental/Physiological Psychology, University of Padua, Italy; Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Older Adult Program, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL.
Area of Specialization: Diversity (i.e., sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, social class, culture, nationality, health/ability status) issues in suicidal behaviors and physician-assisted suicide/hastened death. Gender, culture, and science. Cultural and gender issues in human rights. Stereotypes of gender, aging, and sexual orientation.
Teaching Courses: Psychology of Women, Men, and Gender; and Lifespan Developmental Psychology Courses.
Monday- | Tuesday- | Wednesday- | Thursday- | Friday- | By Appointment- X
Current Research: My research focuses on cultural scripts (e.g., beliefs, attitudes, norms and narratives) of femininity and masculinity, in four domains.
1. A domain is cultural scripts of gender and suicidality (including suicidal thoughts, nonfatal suicidal behavior, suicide, and physician-assisted suicide), across age, sexual orientation, social class, and ability status.
2. A second domain concerns cultural norms and narratives of women's and men's interest, persistence and success in science and engineering.
3. A third research area is cultural and gender issues in human rights.
4. Finally, I study stereotypes of gender, sexual orientation and aging.
Cai, Z. Y., Canetto, S. S., Chang, Q., & Yip, P. S. F. (2022). Women's suicide in low-, middle-, and high-income countries: Do laws discriminating against women matter? Social Science & Medicine. doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.114035
Canetto, S. S., & McIntosh, J. L. (2022). A comparison of physician-assisted/Death-with-Dignity-Act death and suicide patterns in older adult women and men. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 30, 211-220. doi.org/10.1016/j.jagp.2021.06.003
Canetto, S. S., & Chen, J. (2020). Women and suicidal behavior: Paradigm-shift lessons from China. In F. Cheung & D. Halpern (Eds.) Cambridge handbook of the international psychology of women (pp. 497-513). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
Castelli Dransart, D. A., Lapierre, S., Erlangsen, A., Canetto, S. S., Heisel, M., Draper, B., et al. (2019). A systematic review of older adults' requests for, or attitudes toward euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. Aging & Mental Health, 25, 420-430. DOI:1080/13607863.2019.1697201
Canetto, S. S. (2015). Suicidal behavior among Muslim women: Patterns, pathways, meanings, and prevention. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 6, 447-458.
MacPhee, D., Farro, S., & Canetto, S. S. (2013). Academic self-efficacy and performance of underrepresented STEM majors: Gender, ethnic, and social class patterns. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 13, 347-369.
Canetto, S. S. (2022, June). Women, science, and leadership. Keynote address, International Congress of the Medical Women's International Association, Taipei, Taiwan.
Canetto, S. S., & Burn, S. M. (2022, March). Women and human rights: Concepts, debates, and implications for psychology. Invited webinar, Psychology and Human Rights Series, Global Network of Psychologists for Human Rights. https://icpweb.org/icp-webinars/
Canetto, S. S. (2020, April). Suicide as cultural scripted: Theory, evidence and implications for prevention. Dublin Award Invited Lecture, American Association of Suicidology Conference (virtual).
Canetto, S. S. (2019, September). Men, masculinities, and suicide. Keynote Presentation, International Association for Suicide Prevention Conference, Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
Canetto, S. S. (2019, June). Whose culture? Challenging the idea of an opposition between the right to culture and women's human rights. Denmark-Gunvald Award Lecture, International Council of Psychologists Conference, Cadiz, Spain.
Canetto Gender and Culture Research Team: Dr. Canetto studies cultural norms, beliefs, and narratives of femininity and masculinity in four domains. A domain is cultural scripts of gender and suicidal behaviors--including suicidal thoughts, nonfatal suicidal behavior, suicide, and physician-assisted suicide--across intersectionalities of age, sexual orientation, social class, and disability. A second research stream is cultural norms, stereotypes, and narratives of women's and men's interest, persistence, and success in science and engineering. A third research area is on cultural and gender issues in human rights. A fourth domain is stereotypes of gender, aging, and sexual orientation.