Tag Archives: body image

From sex objects to human beings

People perceive sexy women as objects, not as human beings From Psychology of Women Quarterly People think about images of people and images of objects differently: images of people are perceived as whole images with body parts that fit together … Continue reading

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Media usage and self-objectification in young women

The mediating role of appearance comparisons in the relationship between media usage and self-objectification in young women From Psychology of Women Quarterly The media’s portrayal of women is often sexually objectifying because it focuses on women’s appearance rather than on … Continue reading

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Middle school dilemma: Girls’ body image affected by older peers

Contextualizing ‘Student Body’: Is Exposure to Older Students Associated with Body Dissatisfaction in Female Early Adolescents From Psychology of Women Quarterly The media is highly criticized for contributing to body image issues in adolescents. However, this study finds a different … Continue reading

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Objectification in romantic relationships related to sexual pressure and coercion

The object of desire: How being objectified creates sexual pressure for women in heterosexual relationships From Psychology of Women Quarterly To sexually objectify a woman is to focus on her body in terms of how it can provide sexual pleasure … Continue reading

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Fat talk exacerbates body image disturbance in young women

“If you’re fat, then i’m humongous!”: Frequency, content, and impact of fat talk among college women” From Psychology of Women Quarterly  College women who engage in “fat talk” (women speaking negatively about the size and shape of their bodies) face … Continue reading

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Brains plus beauty don’t add up: objectifying women lowers their math performance

When what you see is what you get: the consequences of the objectifying gaze for women and men From Psychology of Women Quarterly Women who are looked at as sexual objects not only react as sexual objects, they also exhibit … Continue reading

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