Sarah J. Gervais
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Social perceptionDevelopmental psychologyPsychologyInterpersonal communicationHuman factors and ergonomicsInjury preventionPerceptionSexual violenceSexualizationSelf-objectificationHarassmentContext (language use)ObjectificationShameSexual objectificationPoison controlDehumanizationSuicide preventionClinical psychologySocial psychology
103Publications
20H-index
1,466Citations
Publications 88
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#1Sarah J. Gervais (NU: University of Nebraska–Lincoln)H-Index: 20
#2Amanda E. Baildon (NU: University of Nebraska–Lincoln)
Last. Tierney K. Lorenz (NU: University of Nebraska–Lincoln)H-Index: 9
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In this commentary, we argue that feminist science and open science can benefit from each other’s wisdom and critiques in service of creating systems that produce the highest quality science with t...
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#1Philippe Bernard (ULB: Université libre de Bruxelles)H-Index: 15
#2Margaux De Laet (ULB: Université libre de Bruxelles)
Last. Sarah J. Gervais (NU: University of Nebraska–Lincoln)H-Index: 20
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Abstract Objectification occurs when a person is perceived akin to an object. Recent research has defined objectification as a process through which a person is reduced to her constituent features (e.g., body parts) in a way that resembles how objects are processed. The inversion effect (better recognition for upright stimuli than for inverted ones) has often been used as a cognitive measure of objectification, with the inversion effect typically emerging for human stimuli, but not for objects. ...
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#1Olivier KleinH-Index: 40
#2Camila ArnalH-Index: 1
Last. Sarah J. GervaisH-Index: 20
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#1Rebecca L. BrockH-Index: 23
#2Erin L. RamsdellH-Index: 2
Last. Sarah J. GervaisH-Index: 20
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Consistent with objectification theory, the primary goal of the present study was to investigate the role of perceived humanization from one’s intimate partner as a predictor of depression (i.e., symptom severity), eating disorders (i.e., body dissatisfaction), and sexual dysfunction (i.e., dissatisfaction with quality of the sexual relationship) during pregnancy through decreased self-objectification. We tested our hypotheses within a dyadic framework, considering the respective contributions o...
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#1Robin Wollast (ULB: Université libre de Bruxelles)H-Index: 6
#2Olivier Klein (ULB: Université libre de Bruxelles)H-Index: 40
Last. Philippe Bernard (ULB: Université libre de Bruxelles)H-Index: 15
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We propose a new method to test the reliability of Fredrickson et al.’s self-objectification questionnaire (SOQ). This scale being based on a ranking, traditional reliability estimates are inappropriate. Based on generalizability theory, we suggest to compute the reliability of each subset of questions related to physical appearance vs. physical competence separately in order to average them. We applied this method to a sample of female US undergraduates (n = 395) and evidenced that the reliabil...
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#1Amanda E. Baildon (NU: University of Nebraska–Lincoln)
#2Sarah Eagan (NU: University of Nebraska–Lincoln)H-Index: 1
Last. Sarah J. Gervais (NU: University of Nebraska–Lincoln)H-Index: 20
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Alcohol consumption is on the rise among U.S. women, especially college women, despite the negative consequences that uniquely and disproportionately affect them. The current work integrates objectification theory and related research with literature on drinking motivations to explore how women’s experiences living in a culture that constantly objectifies the female body is associated with women’s consumption of alcohol. Among a sample of 539 female U.S. college students, the present study exami...
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#1Abigail R. RiemerH-Index: 5
#2Jill AllenH-Index: 13
Last. Sarah J. GervaisH-Index: 20
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Although objectification is a common experience for women (Fredrickson & Roberts, 1997), little is understood about how women perceive sources of objectifying commentary and behaviors. The current work provides a novel integration of objectification and consistency theories to understand how valence of sexual objectification and women’s feelings about sexual attention interact to predict perceptions of objectifying sources. In two online vignette studies with 121 and 110 U.S. women recruited thr...
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#1Jill AllenH-Index: 13
Last. Sarah J. GervaisH-Index: 20
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Women’s self-sexualization and belonging may be inextricably connected. Self-sexualization, or intentionally engaging in activities to appear sexually appealing to others, may carry intrapersonal c...
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#1Robin Wollast (ULB: Université libre de Bruxelles)H-Index: 6
#2Abigail R. Riemer (Carroll University)H-Index: 5
Last. Olivier Klein (ULB: Université libre de Bruxelles)H-Index: 40
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According to objectification theory, being treated as an object leads women to engage in self-objectification, which in turn increases body surveillance and body shame, impairing women’s mental hea...
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#1Abigail R. Riemer (Carroll University)H-Index: 5
#2Gemma Sáez (LUC: Loyola University Chicago)H-Index: 4
Last. Sarah J. Gervais (NU: University of Nebraska–Lincoln)H-Index: 20
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Interpersonal objectification shapes women’s sense of self, increasing self-objectification. While objectification is theorized to occur with consequences for self-objectification in romantic relat...
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