The Violence Against Women Prevention Research Team

The Violence Against Women Prevention Research Team is a research laboratory at Georgia State University, situated within the Department of Psychology. Directed by Drs. Kevin Swartout and Sarah Cook, the team is committed to decreasing the incidence and severity of gender-based violence. Our team conducts research in field, laboratory, and on-line settings using a variety of research designs, including true and quasi-experiments, surveys, focus groups, and interviews.

Current research projects address:

  • Implementation and evaluation of a campus sexual violence risk reduction program
  • Typologies of sexual violence perpetrators
  • Peer network influences on sexual violence and victimization
  • Relations between alcohol use and sexual violence
  • Bystander intervention in situations involving sexual violence and harassment
  • Assessment and analysis of sexual violence and related constructs