Understanding and reducing the impact of sexual objectification
Grant number: DP150103053 | Funding period: 2015 - 2018
Violence and discrimination are serious problems facing women in Australia. This project examines how sexual objectification contributes to these problems, investigating the process from both the perpetrator's and the victim's perspectives. Using a multi-method approach, the project is expected to show how objectification hampers women in their personal and professional lives. Importantly, the project aims to go beyond identifying the harm caused by objectification to start examining ways in which it can be reduced and women can protect themselves from its effects. This is expected to provide insight into a previously unstudied psychological cause of violence and discrimination against women..View full description
Related publications (9)
How Does It Feel to Be Treated Like an Object? Direct and Indirect Effects of Exposure to Sexual Objectification on Women's Emotions in Daily Life
Peter Koval, Elise Holland, Michael J Zyphur, Michelle Stratemeyer, Jennifer Makovec Knight, Natasha H Bailen, Renee J Thompson, Tomi-Ann Roberts, Nick Haslam
Exposure to sexual objectification is an everyday experience for many women, yet little is known about its emotional consequences...
iObjectify: Self- and other-objectification on Grindr, a geosocial networking application designed for men who have sex with men
Joel R Anderson, Elise Holland, Yasin Koc, Nick Haslam
Grindr is a smartphone application for men who have sex with men (MSM). Despite its reputation as a ‘hook-up app’, little is known..
Sexual objectification in women's daily lives: A smartphone ecological momentary assessment study
Elise Holland, Peter Koval, Michelle Stratemeyer, Fiona Thomson, Nick Haslam
Sexual objectification, particularly of young women, is highly prevalent in modern industrialized societies. Although there is ple..